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EU court says gays facing persecution may have grounds for asylum
EU court says gays facing persecution may have grounds for asylum

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- It's a continent where presidents have called homosexuality un-African, un-Godly and anti-human, where same-sex relations are widely banned and gay people are routinely beaten, jailed, harassed or killed. Africa, with its mix of fundamentalist Christians, conservative Muslims, and African traditionalists, is increasingly known as the homophobic continent. One country, Uganda, in recent years considered a law imposing the death penalty for “aggravated” homosexual offenses, although the provision was dropped last year. On Thursday, the European Union’s top court, the European Court of Justice, offered hope to many persecuted lesbian,...

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