Entry #723: Homosexual activity in Kuwait

Current Version

RegionKuwait
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusMale illegal, female legal
Start DateJun 2, 1960
End DateJun 2, 1960
DescriptionImprisonment of up to 7 years. If the offender is an adult (>21) male who has sex with an individual less than 21 years old, imprisonment of up to 10 years. For female same sexual activity is legal.
Sourceshttp://www.gaylawnet.com/laws/kw.htm
Reports (2)
  • Other "Female same sexual activity is illegal with corrective rape as a practice. "
  • Status is not correct "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 History (3)

Revision by bubblyara

Old Value New Value (Current)
End Date9999-12-121960-06-02

Revision by Muhammadaji2022

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)Male illegal, female legal
NoteImprisonment of up to 7 years. If the offender is an adult (>21) male who has sex with an individual less than 21 years old, imprisonment of up to 10 years.Imprisonment of up to 7 years. If the offender is an adult (>21) male who has sex with an individual less than 21 years old, imprisonment of up to 10 years. For female same sexual activity is legal.
Reports (2)
  • Note field is incorrect "It says male homosexuality is banned but female homosexuality is allowed which is wrong, both are banned"
  • Status is not correct

Revision by vviet93

Old Value (Original) New Value
NoteImprisonment of up to 7 years. If the offender is less than 21 years old, imprisonment of up to 10 years.Imprisonment of up to 7 years. If the offender is an adult (>21) male who has sex with an individual less than 21 years old, imprisonment of up to 10 years.
Reports (6)
  • Status is not correct "Lost in translation: in Arabic, when generally speaking, both genders referred to as male"
  • Status is not correct "lesbians serve the same prosecution within the law system "
  • Status is not correct "Female homosexuality is also illegal"
  • Status is not correct "Fine or prism for up to 6 years"
  • Status is not correct "Up to 10 years."
  • Status is not correct "Up to 10 years."

vviet93 created this entry.