South Korean Court OKs Asylum for Gay Pakistani Man

As we wonder aloud whether the United States will grant refugee status to Uganda’s gays if legislators there pass the Anti-Homosexuality bill, a South Korean court overruled the justice ministry and granted asylum to a gay Pakistani who arrived in the East Asian nation in 1996. “My life, as a homosexual, was in danger in my country,” he told officials. “My family and relatives were my enemy. They said I was insulting my family, Islam and my country and threatened that they would report me to police.”