October 8, 2013
A clinical screening aimed at detecting homosexuality may become routine in Kuwait and other Gulf states, a Kuwaiti official has revealed. A committee will be reviewing the proposed measure on November 11, to determine its viability.
It isn’t clear how they plan on determining such a thing, but it is likely to be brilliant.
“Health centers conduct the routine medical check to assess the health of the expatriates when they come into the GCC countries,” Yousuf Mindkar, the director of public health at the Kuwaiti Health Ministry stressed.
“However, we will take stricter measures that will help us detect gays, who will be then barred from entering Kuwait or any of the GCC member states,” he added, quoted by a local daily Al Rai.
He did not indicate what measures – or how physically intrusive – these might be.
Homosexual acts are banned in the country, and the prison term for them can be up to 10 years if the people involved were under the age of 21.