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Kuwait official calls gay and transgender ban just a proposal

The plan is to medically identify gay and transgender foreigners to prevent them from working in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries. A senior Kuwaiti official is downplaying the plan to keep gay and transgender foreigners from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries.\n

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22nd October 2013 00:56

Alessia Valenza

‘It is a mere proposal that Kuwait will present to fellow GCC members in order to look into the possibility of amending the medical checkup rules for foreigners wishing to work and live in the GCC,’ Khalid Al Jarallah, the foreign ministry undersecretary, said, according to Gulf News.

Earlier this month it was revealed by Yousouf Mindkar, Kuwait’s director of public health, that health centers will take stricter measures in order to detect gay people.

‘Health centres conduct the routine medical check to assess the health of the expatriates when they come to into the GCC countries,’ he said to local daily Al Rai.

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