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The government in Saudi Arabia has put forth efforts to ban gays and masculine-appearing women from schools to fight homosexuality, according to reports from Saudi Arabia. Details from the news source:
The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, the most feared law enforcement authority in the oil-rich country, has been asked to enforce the new orders, Sharq Arabic language daily said.
“Instructions have been issued to all public schools and universities to ban the entry of gays and tom boys and to intensify their efforts to fight this phenomenon, which has been promoted by some websites,” it said.
The paper did not make clear who issued those instructions but said gay and tom boy students can go back to schools and universities if they prove they have been corrected and have stopped such practices.
I don’t even know where to start on how wrong this is. How can you possibly justify keeping kids out of school for something like sexuality, let alone appearance? We need someone to step in, and we need it now. This is inexcusable.