Saudi Arabia bans rainbow-colored toys and children’s clothing

A rainbow in itself symbolizes success, hope and fortune for many of us, contemplating the vibrant colors brings happiness and excitement, but not for just one country

Saudi authorities seized rainbow-colored children’s toys and clothes

They claim it encourages homosexuality.

A state television report showed officials pulling a range of items from stores in the capital

They included hair clips, toys, t-shirts, hats and pencil cases.

An official said the articles “contradict Islamic faith and public morals, and promote gay colors targeting the younger generation.”

The Department of Commerce tweeted separately that its teams were confiscating

In the video, they explain “products that contain symbols and signs calling for deviation and contradicting common sense.”

Stores selling them would face legal penalties.

According to the country’s interpretation of Islamic law, consensual same-sex relations are punishable by death or flogging

Regarding the response from the White House, Karine Jean-Pierre said that the United States considers human rights to be universal.

“We work around the world to protect LGBTQI+ people from violence and abuse […] and empower local LGBTQI+ movements and people. “

KARINE JEAN-PIERRE