Court nixes ‘Prove You’re Gay’ tests for asylum-seekers

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The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that officials cannot require asylum seekers to undergo “sexual orientation tests”.

The case stems from a gay Nigerian man seeking asylum in Hungary where authorities required the man take psychological tests to prove he was gay. The ECJ said that, while expert opinions are allowed, sexual orientation tests are “a disproportionate interference in the private life of the asylum-seeker”.

This article comes from a recent UNAIDS Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBT news.

Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, Erasing 76 Crimes. Contact him at [email protected]

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