Should gay and lesbian asylum seekers be protected?
Under the so-called "discretion test", gay or lesbian asylum seekers from countries including Iran, Cameroon and other African nations were regularly told to go home and keep their sexuality secret to avoid repercussions.
The Home Office said that it took sexuality into account when making its decisions but Lord Hope, who read out the judgement, said: "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 him the fundamental right to be who he is".
Do you agree with Supreme Court's ruling? Should the "discretion test" by UK immigration officials be abolished? Is enough being done to protect gay and lesbian asylum seekers?
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