Supreme Court says gay people should not have to conceal thier sexuality
Summary: The supreme court today ruled today that homosexual asylum seekers should be granted refugee status if going back to thier homeland would result in them being forced to conceal thier sexuality or face persecution for living openly as a gay person.
The Commission intervened in the case involving HJ, from Iran, and HT, from Cameroon, who are both gay men. They claimed asylum in the United Kingdom based on a fear that they would be persecuted if they were returned to their home countries. The Secretary of State for the Home Department refused asylum in both cases.
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