The 22-year-old faces murder and hate crime charges.
In order to secure Griner’s freedom, the White House had to return notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout to Russia— a move that has been criticized by some.
The move comes after Congress passed the Respect for Marriage Act, which codifies protections for same-sex and interracial marriages into law.
Russia released the WNBA star from a Russian penal colony in exchange for arms dealer Viktor Bout.
GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis discusses this historic vote and what it means for the LGBTQ community.
With the WNBA star back in the states, the White House responds to criticism on the prisoner swap of Viktor Bout for Griner. WATCH the ABC News Live Stream Here: SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: Watch More on LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOK FOLLOW ABC News on TWI...