Skip to comments.EU court: homosexuality can be grounds for asylum
Posted on 11/07/2013 4:13:08 PM PST by Olog-hai
Refugees facing imprisonment in their home country because they are gay may have grounds to be granted asylum in the European Union, the 28-nation blocs top court ruled Thursday.
The existence of laws allowing the imprisonment of homosexuals may constitute an act of persecution per se, if they are routinely enforced, the Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice said.
A homosexual cannot be expected to conceal his sexual orientation in his home country to avoid persecution since that would amount to renouncing a characteristic fundamental to a persons identity, the EU court added.
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That wasn’t the asylum I was thinking of.
Yeah, me either.
You beat me to it. I really misunderstood that title. ;-)
EU now will call itself Uranus....
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