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EU court: homosexuality can be grounds for asylum
Associated Press ^
| Nov 7, 2013 11:59 AM EST
| Juergen Baetz
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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Russia; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: asylum; eu; europeanunion; eussr; germany; homosexualagenda; refugees; russia; unitedkingdom
posted on 11/07/2013 4:13:08 PM PST
That wasn’t the asylum I was thinking of.
posted on 11/07/2013 4:14:34 PM PST
You beat me to it. I really misunderstood that title. ;-)
posted on 11/07/2013 4:15:56 PM PST
To: Olog-hai; All
EU now will call itself Uranus....
posted on 11/07/2013 4:20:48 PM PST
(2014: RINO Hunting Season)
You fellow Freepers are really slipping. I thought it would have been big news that the EU had a shortage of gays but none of you posted any articles about it. Can we send them some?
posted on 11/07/2013 4:23:43 PM PST
by Hillarys Gate Cult
(Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
Link to the full-text Free Republic thread.
posted on 11/07/2013 5:05:15 PM PST
by Travis McGee
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