Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of less than 10 years
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
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Does KUWAIT recognize your same-sex marriage from another country?
Yes, but as an unequal civil union
Yes, but as an equal civil union
MPs in Kuwait have spoken out against Amnesty International for criticising proposed medical tests to detect and ban gay and trans people from entering Kuwait, and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
Media reports that Gulf countries are planning to deny residency visas to people who are found to be transgender and homosexual after medical check up went viral on social networking sites in Qatar yesterday.
The reports trickled down from Kuwait where a senior public health official said Kuwait and other GCC states were mulling conducting tests to detect transgender people and homosexuals among newly-arriving foreign workers.
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.
As a defensive form of "gaydar,” a Kuwaiti official says that the country is developing a medical screen intended to prevent gays and lesbians from entering Gulf Cooperation Countries, which include Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. >>>
“He wants to kill me. He keeps telling me to come home so he can kill me. He had put rat poison in my tea.” These words came out of the mouth of a young transsexual living in the Middle East. The father of the child wanted to take the matters of transsexuals into his own hands. Death. This is the type of prejudice that occurs in Kuwait due to the teachings of the Islamic faith.
At least ten teenagers have been arrested by the police in Kuwait for ‘satanic rituals’ as part of ‘morality’ campaigns, reports say, with LGBT people being targeted under the same umbrella of ‘vice’ and ‘immorality.’ >>>
Kuwaiti police have tortured and sexually abused transgender women using a discriminatory law, passed in 2007, which arbitrarily criminalizes 'imitating the opposite sex,' Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The government of Kuwait should repeal the law, article 198 as amended in 2007, and hold police officers accountable for misconduct. >>>