In case you missed it because you're one of those crazy Bing people, the Google Doodle was particularly spectacular today, in light of recent world events.

In what appears to be a protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin and his rather shitty stance on gays, Google quotes the Olympic Charter and offers up a logo in rainbow pride colors. Via the Miami Herald:

This very pointed gesture comes after months of frustration and anger with the International Olympic Committee and Olympic corporate sponsors for their apparent willingness to turn a blind eye on LGBT Russians and the discrimination and violence they face every day.

In response to the news, HRC President Chad Griffin issued the following statement:

"Google has once again proven itself to be a true corporate leader for equality," said Griffin. "Alongside Olympic sponsors like AT&T, Google has made a clear and unequivocal statement that Russia's anti-LGBT discrimination is indefensible. Now it's time for each and every remaining Olympic sponsor to follow their lead. The clock is ticking, and the world is watching."

The quote from the Olympic Charter on the Google home page reads "The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play."

Well played, Google.

Screencap via Google.