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Kuwait reverses law criminalizing opposite-sex imitation
Kuwait’s constitutional court overturned a law that criminalized “imitating the opposite sex” and was used to prosecute transgender people.
The Parliament of the Gulf State amended Article 198 of the Penal Code in 2007 to allow the offense to be punishable by one-year imprisonment and a fine.
However, Wednesday’s ruling declared that the amendment violated the constitution.
Amnesty International described the development as “a breakthrough for transgender rights in the region.”