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Very Last Word: Treatment of gays ‘fast becoming a litmus test’ for nations

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On Wednesday’s Very Last Word, msnbc’s Krystal Ball and Ari Melber discussed Russia’s new anti-gay policies. “I think the way that countries treat their gay and lesbian citizens is fast becoming a real litmus test for wether that country has true respect for human rights,” said Ball.

Also, Hunter Walker of Talking Points Memo breaks down the New York City mayoral race.

Very Last Word: Treatment of gays 'fast becoming a litmus test' for nations

Updated