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Stonewall response to Supreme Court ruling on gay Asylum seekers

In response to The Supreme Court ruling that two gay men from Iran and Cameroon have the right to asylum in the UK, Stonewall Chief Executive Ben Summerskill said:

‘Stonewall welcomes this important ruling. Demanding that lesbian or gay people return home to conceal their sexuality bears no resemblance to the reality of gay life in many countries. We’re delighted that the Government is responding to what we asked of all the political parties in the run-up to the election. Our report No Going Back shows that UK Border Agency staff urgently need better guidance and support to deal with cases involving gay asylum seekers. We look forward to working with UKBA and ministers on these issues.’


gay asylum

All brilliant news, just so sad to see how the Daily express presented it to the world.....

sally craig, 08 July 2010

Supreme Court Ruling on Gay Asylum Seekers

As a member of the legal profession and a lesbian I am very pleased and proud of the Supreme Court ruling today.

Johanne Enright, 07 July 2010

Gay Asylum Seekers

Congratulations on all your hard work, finally this travesty of Justice and Human Rights has been overturned.

@itsgray, 07 July 2010

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