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EU Court Rules Homosexuality Grounds for Asylum

The European Union's top court has ruled that refugees facing jail for same-sex activity can constitute grounds for asylum.The Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice ruled Thursday that laws allowing the imprisonment of homosexuals can be considered an act of persecution if routinely enforced.It said that sexual orientation is "a characteristic fundamental to a person's identity," and they should not be forced to conceal it.The case centered on a request by three men...

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