11/25/2014 02:57 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Romanian Anti-Gay Gym Case Could Have National Impact

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The twins loved to swim.

Since 4-year-old Nicolae and Sorina* first dipped their toes in the water several months after their birth, they enthusiastically embraced everything aquatic: splashing and paddling and jumping, as well as formal strokes. The twins’ dads, Jerome Goupil and Perry V. Zizzi, would indulge the children at a gym in Bucharest, Romania, where they live. Though homophobia runs high in Romania, Goupil and Zizzi never had a problem at World Class Fitness until March 29.

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