Entry #5432: Homosexual activity in Kuwait

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RegionKuwait
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Start DateJun 2, 1960
End Datenow
Descriptionfine and up to 6 years in prison. Not enforced. Decimalization pending. There is no law protecting either genders from discrimination. It truly depends on which police officer or individuals you encounter. No gay man or woman can ask for protection and imprisonment is applied to anyone breaking sharia law. "
Sourceshttps://76crimes.com/76-countries-where-homosexuality-is-illegal/ https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/09/06/homosexuality-illegal-countries-gay-sex-india/


Revision History (27)

Revision by LGBTsoutheastasian. updated

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ValueIllegal (other penalty)Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)

Revision by LGBTsoutheastasian. I will say this count as imprisonment in general since there are no possibility of death penalty or corporal punishment being applied in Kuwait for homosexuality

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Sourceshttps://76crimes.com/76-countries-where-homosexuality-is-illegal/


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Lesbian,_Gay,_Bisexual,_Trans_and_Intersex_Association


https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/09/06/homosexuality-illegal-countries-gay-sex-india/
https://76crimes.com/76-countries-where-homosexuality-is-illegal/

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/09/06/homosexuality-illegal-countries-gay-sex-india/
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https://76crimes.com/76-countries-where-homosexuality-is-illegal/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Lesbian,_Gay,_Bisexual,_Trans_and_Intersex_Association https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/09/06/homosexuality-illegal-countries-gay-sex-india/ https://76crimes.com/76-countries-where-homosexuality-is-illegal/ https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/09/06/homosexuality-illegal-countries-gay-sex-india/

Revision by Vito12. If this is wrong please change it

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ValueMale illegal, female legalIllegal (other penalty)
Notefine and up to 6 years in prison. Not enforced. Decimalization pending.fine and up to 6 years in prison. Not enforced. Decimalization pending. There is no law protecting either genders from discrimination. It truly depends on which police officer or individuals you encounter. No gay man or woman can ask for protection and imprisonment is applied to anyone breaking sharia law. "
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fine and up to 6 years in prison. Not enforced. Decimalization pending. There is no law protecting either genders from discrimination. It truly depends on which police officer or individuals you encounter. No gay man or woman can ask for protection and imprisonment is applied to anyone breaking sharia law. "

Revision by bubblyara

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End DateSep 7, 2018(NONE)
Reports (2)
  • Sources are invalid or broken
  • Newer law has been passed "Supreme Court has ruled it unconstitutional to imprison homosexual males"

Revision by Ausyk

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End DateAug 20, 2018Sep 7, 2018
Sourceshttps://76crimes.com/76-countries-where-homosexuality-is-illegal/


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Lesbian,_Gay,_Bisexual,_Trans_and_Intersex_Association
https://76crimes.com/76-countries-where-homosexuality-is-illegal/


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Lesbian,_Gay,_Bisexual,_Trans_and_Intersex_Association


https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/09/06/homosexuality-illegal-countries-gay-sex-india/
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https://76crimes.com/76-countries-where-homosexuality-is-illegal/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Lesbian,_Gay,_Bisexual,_Trans_and_Intersex_Association https://76crimes.com/76-countries-where-homosexuality-is-illegal/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Lesbian,_Gay,_Bisexual,_Trans_and_Intersex_Association https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/09/06/homosexuality-illegal-countries-gay-sex-india/

Revision by Ausyk

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End DateAug 7, 2018Aug 20, 2018

Revision by Ausyk

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End DateJul 28, 2018Aug 7, 2018

Revision by Ausyk

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End DateJul 24, 2018Jul 28, 2018

Revision by Ausyk

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End DateJul 18, 2018Jul 24, 2018
Notefine and up to 6 years in prison. Not enforced. fine and up to 6 years in prison. Not enforced. Decimalization pending.
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fine and up to 6 years in prison. Not enforced. Decimalization pending.

Revision by Ausyk

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End DateJul 11, 2018Jul 18, 2018

Revision by Ausyk

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End DateJul 9, 2018Jul 11, 2018
Sourceshttps://76crimes.com/76-countries-where-homosexuality-is-illegal/https://76crimes.com/76-countries-where-homosexuality-is-illegal/


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Lesbian,_Gay,_Bisexual,_Trans_and_Intersex_Association
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https://76crimes.com/76-countries-where-homosexuality-is-illegal/ https://76crimes.com/76-countries-where-homosexuality-is-illegal/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Lesbian,_Gay,_Bisexual,_Trans_and_Intersex_Association

Revision by Ausyk

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End DateJul 1, 2018Jul 9, 2018

Revision by Ausyk

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Notefine and up to 6 years in prison. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.fine and up to 6 years in prison. Not enforced.
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fine and up to 6 years in prison. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.

Revision by Ausyk

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End DateJun 18, 2018Jul 1, 2018

Revision by Ausyk

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End DateJun 15, 2018Jun 18, 2018
NoteUp to 7 years in prison. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.fine and up to 6 years in prison. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.
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Up to 7 years in prison. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending. fine and up to 6 years in prison. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.

Revision by Ausyk

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End DateJun 4, 2018Jun 15, 2018
NoteUp to 7 years in prison. Not enforced.Up to 7 years in prison. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.
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Up to 7 years in prison. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.

Revision by Ausyk

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End DateMay 31, 2018Jun 4, 2018

Revision by Ausyk

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End DateMay 2, 2018May 31, 2018

Revision by Ausyk

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End DateApr 22, 2018May 2, 2018

Revision by Ausyk

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End DateApr 5, 2018Apr 22, 2018
NoteUp to 7 years in prison. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.Up to 7 years in prison. Not enforced.
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Up to 7 years in prison. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.

Revision by Ausyk

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End DateFeb 26, 2018Apr 5, 2018
NoteUp to 7 years in prison. Not enforced.Up to 7 years in prison. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.
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Up to 7 years in prison. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.

Revision by Ausyk

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End DateFeb 21, 2017Feb 26, 2018
Sourceshttps://lgbt-rights-hrw.silk.co/https://76crimes.com/76-countries-where-homosexuality-is-illegal/
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https://lgbt-rights-hrw.silk.co/ https://76crimes.com/76-countries-where-homosexuality-is-illegal/

Revision by Ausyk

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NoteUp to 7 years in prison.Up to 7 years in prison. Not enforced.
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Up to 7 years in prison. Not enforced.

Revision by Ausyk

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End DateSep 25, 2017Feb 21, 2017

Revision by Ausyk

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ValueIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)Male illegal, female legal
End DateSep 5, 2017Sep 25, 2017

Revision by Ausyk

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End DateAug 10, 2017Sep 5, 2017
Note6 years in prison.Up to 7 years in prison.
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6 years in prison. Up to 7 years in prison.
SourcesNohttps://lgbt-rights-hrw.silk.co/
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No https://lgbt-rights-hrw.silk.co/

Revision by Ausyk

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End DateFeb 10, 2017Aug 10, 2017
Note6 years in prison under defacto law. 6 years in prison.
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6 years in prison under defacto law. prison.

Ausyk created this entry.