Ice skater Adam Rippon doesn’t want his month-long dispute with Vice President Mike Pence to overshadow his long-awaited Olympic performance — or those of the rest of the American team.
One of two openly gay U.S. athletes at the Pyeongchang Games, Rippon has attacked the White House last month for choosing Pence to lead its official delegation for Friday’s opening ceremony.
Pence has been considered by liberals to be an opponent of the LGBT community after the conservative he signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act while serving as governor of Indiana.
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The media told voters that the legislation encourages discrimination against gay people.
Pence had something to say, though, that shocked the mainstream media.
Pence, who arrived in Seoul on Thursday, brought with him a message of unity. He tweeted to Rippon: “I want you to know we are FOR YOU. Don’t