Saudi school faces $25k fine for rainbows on exterior
A school in Saudi Arabia is facing a fine of over $25,000 for painting rainbows on its facade, as they are "emblems of homosexuality" according to the Saudi government.
هيئة الأمر بالمعروف والبلدية والأمارة تزيل الشعار وتغرم "مدرسة أجنبية"في الرياض بمبلغ١٠٠الف بعد وضعها شعار المثليين pic.twitter.com/sLTldRQ8yt— قناة المجتمع السعودي (@ksa12300) July 17, 2015
The Talee Al-Noor International School was targeted by the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice on counts of promoting homosexuality, and the staff member responsible for the colorful display has been arrested.
The intentions of the rainbows are unknown, although they are an international symbol of LGBT rights. In places such as Uganda, public homosexuality is still severely looked down upon, and in Russia, holding hands as a same-sex couple can lead to assault. Meanwhile, a European court just ruled that Italy is violating the rights of its gay citizens by preventing same-sex marriages and unions.
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