I know Dashenka said she was done with this thread and probably won't read this, but still, I have to point out that its hardly good form to compare these forums to Russia on the grounds that people are disagreeing with her. Granted, some of the posts on here seem to be getting a little heated, but I suppose that is to be expected with a topic like this.
The truth is, yes, you are judged for having an opinion... and I see nothing wrong with that. You're judged daily, every time you meet someone and every time you do something. Your actions and decisions are the basis for judgement and that's fine. That's how people form opinions about each-other. As long as those judgements are based on what a person says and does, I don't see the problem. Its when judgement is based on what a person is, rather than what they do, that I see a problem with it.
But that seems to be a start of a totally different topic, so I'll leave it at that.
In general, I have to agree with the posts on here pointing out that there's a lot of potential for danger. This law could be enforced on people who aren't sure how they're NOT supposed to act. Violence against gays could be, if not officially sanctioned, at least ignored, given the political climate and what we've seen in Russian news already. Pro-gay protesters could use the Olympics for a soap-box, and lead to counter-protest and that in turn could lead to chaos. That all just sort of adds up to the fact that its not a safe setting for a diverse international event right now. If the Russian government would be clear as to just how this law would be enforced; and provided the answer is reasonable, which I have my doubts it would be; if they gave us assurances that athletes and spectators would be protected from anti-gay violence; then at least all we'd have to worry about is a riot.