Friday, October 25, 2013

Kuwait says it plays to ban gays with a "medical" test at entry. How?

The Washington Blade is reporting on a plan by Kuwait to test entrants into the country for homosexuality to “ban gays”, with the story link here.  The original Newsweek story is here

Of course, it is well established that one can test for HIV infection as a possible flawed surrogate marker for males, and it is possible to test for chromosomal “abnormalities”.  But there is no such thing as a medical blood or genetic test for sexual orientation.   So the story sounds ludicrous.  It’s possible to imagine a sci-fi scenario where the subject is given a pupilometric test to see how he or she responds to visual stimuli (such an idea is actual proposed in the 1974 thriller film “The Parallax View”).  

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