Gay Men Facing Deportation From UK Granted Right To Appeal
Two gay men the UK was set to deport to their home countries of Iran and Cameroon have won the right to stay and appeal their deportations after the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in their favor.
Lord Hope read the judgment:
"To compel a homosexual person to pretend that his sexuality does not exist or suppress the behaviour by which to manifest itself is to deny his fundamental right to be who he is. Homosexuals are as much entitled to freedom of association with others who are of the same sexual orientation as people who are straight."
Both men had previously been threatened and attacked in their native countries.