Here’s an appalling bit of news from the Middle East. A group of Arabic countries are proposing to use some sort of undefined medical test to identify and screen out gay people looking to move to those countries. Gotta keep The Gay out, you know.
Kuwait and other states could conduct medical tests in an attempt to “detect” homosexuals trying to enter Gulf states, a senior official has announced.
Yousouf Mindkar said routine clinical screenings of expatriates entering Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) such as Kuwait would be introduced under new proposals. Persons who are identified as LGBT through the tests would then be refused entry into the country.
A central committee tasked with the status of expatriates will view the proposal on November 11.
Speaking to local daily paper Al Rai, the director of public health at the Kuwaiti health ministry said that whilst medical centres already conduct tests to assess the health of those entering Kuwait, they 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.”
This could well work in the favor of gay people, I suppose. I can’t imagine why any gay person would want to live in those countries, though I imagine some are forced to go there for work sometimes.