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Tuesday, 09 February 2016 00:45

Kuwait May Be About To Better Accommodate Its Gay Students

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Bader Al Essa


Apparently Kuwait adopted a better policy towards gay students.

The Minister of Education and Higher Education in Kuwait, Dr. Bader Al-Essa, announced through the Kuwait Times that gay students could not be expelled from school anymore on the grounds of their homosexuality.

He even said that if some schools continued their expulsions based on sexual orientation, students could "return by the power of law."

Al-Essa surprised everyone by announcing that possible law. It must be said that homosexuality is considered as an act of "debauchery" punished by the law of a maximum of six years in prison. Note that "imitating the appearance of a member of the opposite sex" is also punishable by a fine or a prison sentence of one year.

I hope this are not empty words and that Kuwait began a small change in the acceptance of LGBT students. We must understand that the community cannot be represented by any organization or group. The last request was rejected by the government in 2007.

Photo from The Koweit Times


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