Talk:LGBT rights in the United Arab Emirates

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Merge[edit]

This article should be merged into Human rights in the United Arab Emirates. — Hex (❝?!❞) 14:55, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Sodomy does not cover LGBT rights[edit]

This article is misleading, it addresses sodomy laws but does not consider LGBT rights. It should be removed or rewritten to address more pressing LGBT issues, such as discrimination, violence, and relationship recognition. The article doesn't even mention lesbians, or address non-sodomite males. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Amornoguerra (talkcontribs) 22:42, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

Sources?[edit]

This article says homosexuality can be punished by forced chemical castration or execution. I've seen a few UAE citizens strongly dispute that this happens, and while I could find quite a lot of websites carrying this information, I didn't find anything that looked to be an obviously reliable source. Is there a source available for this? I'm not removing it yet, but it seems like the kind of statement that should be supported. 131.169.205.135 (talk) 10:25, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Have removed references to death penalty. Death penalty for homosexual rape does not qualify as death penalty for homosexuality. This was probably added by an editor who does not know the difference between homosexuality and rape -Sahir 10:09, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Following the source, it does say "Until recently, homosexuals were forced to receive hormone treatments and were chemically castrated in an effort to "fix" their sexual orientation" But there is no clarification on if this has stopped. It certainly has not been outlawed, so we can assume it is common-practice. If you asked the average American citizen before the Snowden leaks about the spying programme, they would have given equally mixed answers. This means nothing, especially in a place like the UAE. 85.210.109.176 (talk) 10:02, 9 June 2014 (UTC)