Kuwait and other Gulf states could start performing so-called “medical tests” to try to detect homosexuals and prevent them from entering their countries.
The Gulf Cooperation countries, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, already ban homosexual acts.
Yousouf Mindkar of the Kuwait health ministry said under the new proposals, officials would conduct the tests on foreigners when they try to enter the country.
“Health centres conduct the routine medical check to assess the health of the expatriates when they come into the GCC countries. 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 told the Kuwait newspaper Al Rai.
Mindkar did not say what tests they are going to use to “detect” a person’s sexual orientation.
One Bahrain politician called the tests “crazy” and illogical.
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