Kuwait and Other Gulf Countries to Medically Test Travelers in Order to ‘Detect Gay’
Kuwaiti officials have announced they are developing a new medical test to “detect” homosexuality in an effort to keep gay poeple from entering the country, or any of the Gulf Corporation Countries (GCC). Many of the countries included in the GCC—Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates—already view homosexual acts as unlawful, and as a result are cooperating with the extra precautions.
According to the the Daily Mail, Yousouf Mindkar, director of public health at Kuwait’s Ministry of Public Health, recently told Kuwaiti newspaper, Al Rai, that “health centers conduct routine medical checks to assess the health of the expatriates when they come into GCC countries. However, [it] will take stricter measures that will help us detect gays who will be then barred from entering Kuwair or any of the GCC member states.”