Thinking of visiting Egypt’s majestic ancient pyramids? Think again or climb back in the closet because homophobic Egypt can now ban you from entering.
A local administrative court upheld a decision by the homophobic country’s Interior Ministry banning a Libyan student from returning to the Egypt on the grounds of his homosexuality.
The student, who was not named, was barred from returning to Cairo from abroad in 2008 and had appealed the decision hoping to continue his studies at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport.
A judicial official says the ministry has the right to issue bans in such cases on grounds of protecting public interest, religious and social values. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to talk to reporters.
Same-sex relations are not explicitly prohibited under Egyptian law, but homosexuality is a social taboo and courts can prosecute gays on charges of debauchery and performing indecent public acts.
With this court ruling Egypt can now legally ban ANY gay individual from ANY country in the world from entering its borders which of course puts a strain on its relations with countries with out and proud diplomats and leaders.
From QueerLife South Africa