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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Male illegal, female legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✖ Imprisonment as punishment
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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Homosexual activity in Kuwait

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Homosexual activity in Kuwait is male illegal, female legal.

Current status
Since Jun 2, 1960
Male illegal, female legal
fine and up to 6 years in prison. Not enforced. Decimalization pending.
Added by Ausyk  ·  3 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Jun 2, 1960–Jun 2, 1960
Male illegal, female legal
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.
Added by vviet93  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex marriage in Kuwait

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Same-sex marriage in Kuwait is not legal.

Current status
Not legal
same sex marriage is not legal in kuwait according to the muslim shar'ia
Sources:
kuwait times newspaper
Added by billyjames  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Jun 2, 1960–Sep 19, 2018
Unrecognized
Homosexuality is currently illegal.
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Censorship of LGBT Issues in Kuwait

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Kuwait is imprisonment as punishment.

Current status
Imprisonment as punishment
Mass arrests , people could be sent to deportation or imprisonment under public morality or Islamic Laws.

LGBT cinema also censored publicly.
Added by equaldex  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Right to change legal gender in Kuwait

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Right to change legal gender in Kuwait is illegal.

Current status
Since 2021
Illegal
No law criminalizing transgenders, but Transgender people are still not legally allowed to change legal gender.
Added by billyjames  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Until Oct 15, 2021
Legal, surgery not required
As well documents can be changed. Missing non binary options.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Kuwait

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Kuwait is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Kuwait

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LGBT discrimination in Kuwait is no protections.

Current status
Since Jun 2, 1960
No protections
Homosexuality is illegal there. Homosexuality is currently illegal.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT employment discrimination in Kuwait

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LGBT employment discrimination in Kuwait is no protections.

Current status
Since Jun 2, 1960
No protections
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LGBT housing discrimination in Kuwait

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LGBT housing discrimination in Kuwait is no protections.

Current status
Since Jun 2, 1960
No protections
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex adoption in Kuwait

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Same-sex adoption in Kuwait is single only.

Current status
Single only
No laws in place for same sex couples.
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Serving openly in military in Kuwait

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Serving openly in military in Kuwait is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
LGBT people can not serve the military
Sources:
kuwait times newspaper
Added by billyjames  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Jan 1, 2018–Sep 1, 2018
Legal
No laws restricting service.
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Blood donations by MSMs in Kuwait

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Blood donations by MSMs in Kuwait is legal.

Current status
Legal
No deferral.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Conversion therapy in Kuwait

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Conversion therapy in Kuwait is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in Kuwait

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Equal age of consent in Kuwait is equal.

Current status
Equal
Set age of consent. but Homosexuality is still illegal.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log