Kuwait Summons U.S. Diplomat Over Pride Month Tweet That Quotes Biden
NBC News.Kuwaiti public officials also criticized the tweet, including an MP, who called the embassy’s post “unacceptable.”In an email to The Advocate, a spokesperson from the State Department said they could not comment on diplomatic correspondence or conversations. However, they did offer a comment on LGBTQ+ rights.“Human rights are universal. Respect for a person’s human rights should never be limited based on their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or sex characteristics,” the spokesperson said. The United States proudly advances efforts around the globe to protect all individuals, including LGBTQI+ persons, from violence and abuse, criminalization, discrimination, and stigma, and to empower marginalized populations and local civil society, including the LGBTQI+ community.”In February, the Kuwaiti Constitutional Court ruled that the criminalization of “imitating the opposite sex” was unconstitutional.Same-sex sexual relations are illegal in Kuwait, according to the LGBTQ+ rights group Human Dignity Trust.