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And in a few countries—most notably Iran—homosexuals face repression and possibly death at the hands of their government. But still . . homosexual asylum? This smacks more of special-interest lobbying than of any strategy to bring logic to America’s changeable, chaotic rules on political asylum: All Cubans are welcome. No Irish need apply. Salvadorans— who knows this week? S. intelligence agency. Haitians—yes, no, yes, no, yes, no. Like the since-repealed Bush policy on abortion foes, the new category for homosexuals is an invitation to massive immigration fraud.
F. Bay Area Lawyers’ Guild and the National Center for Lesbian Rights founded by Donna Hitchens and her law partner Roberta Achtenberg, formerly an assistant secretary at HUD [Department of Housing and Urban Development]. Also available, as Achtenberg reported, are “lesbian and gay legal and health care services, shared child care arrangements, [and] extended family relations. The Lesbian and Gay Parenting Project, based in San Francisco, hosts support groups, social events, workshops, and childbirth education classes.
We have even seen such absurdities as musical asylum (Russian violinist Viktoria Mullova sought refuge here claiming that Communist authorities were giving her poor bookings) and acrobatic asylum (for two Ukrainian trapeze artists who wanted to join an American circus). Lars-Erik Nelson, “Homosexual Asylum Fodder for ‘Family Values’ Folks,” Liberal Opinion Week, July 18, 1994. Copyright ©1994 by Newsday, Inc. Reprinted with permission. 41 Gay Rights Front* 2/24/04 9:36 AM Page 42 Chapter 1 Many homosexuals can, in fact, demonstrate a more credible fear of persecution than some of the refugees who have already been admitted without much question.