GCC plan to ban homosexuals kicks up row

10 Oct

DOHA: 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.

If the tests are positive, such workers would be refused residency and work visas, the director of public health in Kuwait, Dr Yusuf Mindkar told local Arabic daily Al Rai.

Full Story: http://thepeninsulaqatar.com

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