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A strong global movement has improved respect for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT people around the world. However, at least 69 countries have national laws criminalizing same-sex relations between consenting adults. This series of maps provides a global overview of those laws. Legal sanctions against same-sex conduct vary in scope and application.

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The Gulf Co-operation Council GCC will next month consider a proposal from Kuwait to introduce medical checks to prevent transgender people from entering the six-member Arab countries as migrant workers. The Saudi-based Arab News reported this week that authorities in Kuwait's ministry of health have proposed "genetic tests" aimed at detecting transsexuals who wish to enter and work in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar, where the football World Cup is scheduled to be held. Medical screening designed to determine the sex of migrant workers has already been in place for some time in some Arab countries but the new proposal specifically targets members of the transgender community. In , Khojah said, more than 2 million expatriates underwent the gender tests. It is not clear how doctors will determine the gender identity of migrants and whether the new tests will include physical checks. Arab News said the medical history of the workers would be used in determining their gender.

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The New Arab. Date of publication: 1 August, The organisation will submit an official request with the Kuwaiti Ministry of Social Affairs, a representative of al-Hurriya told Kuwaiti newspaper al-Ray. In-depth: Meeting Tunisia's first gay presidential candidate. The representative called for "the necessary legislative amendments to decriminalise the imitation of the opposite sex, and to enable transsexuals to change their sex in their official papers".
All sexual relations outside of heterosexual marriage are criminalized. Punishments may include jail time, floggings , death, fines, and deportation. Adultery and fornication are crimes punished with death, and a person convicted of homosexuality may also face charges of adultery if they have an opposite-sex spouse while having sexual relations with a person of the same sex.

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