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  1. Hopefully the tests will be more scientific this time – rather than on the basis of what magazines she buys.

    It’s coming to something when people have to prove their own sexuality.

    Measuring her response to different types of porn is a good way – although part of me feels that’s too intrusive and personal.

  2. paul canning 3 Feb 2011, 4:32pm

    Something you can do – Use writetothem.com to urge your MP to sign EDM 1385 for Brenda Namigadde

  3. Jim, these porn tests seem ridiculous. Anyway, Ms Namigaddes sexuality is irrelevent now because she will be treated as a lesbian in Uganda whether she is one or not.

  4. What a joke 3 Feb 2011, 7:22pm

    “Measuring her response to different types of porn is a good way”

    ……that sounds like a scene from clockwork orange.

  5. @kid_a
    Agreed, whither she is a lesbian or not is now a moot point, she is now perceived as a lesbian in Uganda.
    Any “tests” that the UK Judges apply are now totally irrelevant; as deporting her now would be tantamount to signing her death warrant as a “perceived” lesbian.

  6. “Something you can do – Use writetothem.com”

    Done…

  7. Miss Grey 3 Feb 2011, 9:10pm

    Err, Jim. No, measuring response to porn is an utterly stupid method. Many lesbians enjoy watching straight (or even gay male) porn. Many straight women write erotic gay male fan fiction. Many straight men (and women) enjoy watching “lesbian” porn. And a great many people of all sexual orientations find porn in general to be distasteful or boring.

    Wiring someone up and making them watch porn would accomplish nothing but embarrassment all around.

  8. Dan Filson 4 Feb 2011, 12:29am

    “Many lesbians enjoy watching straight (or even gay male) porn. Many straight women write erotic gay male fan fiction.”

    None in my experience. These are sweeping generalisations. By ‘many’you may mean ‘a number’, but that does not make it ‘many’

    I hope the lawyers have worked up a better case than so far.

  9. paul canning 4 Feb 2011, 10:54am

    allout.org have contacted the ~20k Britis who previously sent letters to Theresa May urging the following:

    Our contact in Andy Slaughter’s office has told us that if even just a few dozen MPs sign this motion in the next few days, it will send a powerful message to Theresa May and the Home Office that they must intervene on Brenda’s behalf. Will you take a moment to ring your MP and ask them to sign on and support Brenda? It only takes 2 minutes and will make a huge difference:

    1. Find your MP’s number:
    http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/

    2. Ask them to support Brenda. Here’s a quick script to help:

    “Hello. My name is (YOUR NAME) and I’m one of (MP NAME)’s constituents. I’m calling today about the case of Brenda Namigadde, a lesbian who is in danger of being deported to Uganda where she faces grave danger.

    Please urge (MP NAME) to sign onto Early Day Motion 1385, sponsored by MP Andy Slaughter. The motion calls on the Government to exercise its powers to allow Brenda Namigadde to remain in the United Kingdom.

    I will continue to follow Brenda’s case closely and urge you to sign the motion today before her hearing at the High Court on Monday.”

    3. If you make a call, please reply directly to this email and let us know your MP’s response, so we can pass this information on to Brenda and her lawyer. On Monday, we want Brenda to know she still has our support, and we want the court to know how many others in the UK and around the world are standing by her side.

  10. “Hopefully the tests will be more scientific this time – rather than on the basis of what magazines she buys.”

    Jim, I wish that were the case. The asylum seeker situation in this country is appalling and none of the political parties have dealt with it in a just way. In my line of work, I come across a lot of failed asylum seekers, often for outrageous reasons like that for this lady, as well as those who have been in the system a long time without having their case resolved. I suspect there is not much political mileage to be gained when the popular cry is to reduce the number of immigrants.

    Clearly, if this lady is a lesbian and if her life will be in danger if she is sent back to Uganda (and I don’t doubt both is true), then she has a just claim. I only hope she gets the support she needs and the result she deserves.

  11. Well, it seems my suspicions were justified, and it wasn’t just gay magazines.

    “She was unable to remember the surname, age, employer or other details of a woman called Janet with whom she claimed she had a six-year relationship in Uganda.

    Nor could she describe a lesbian bar in London that she claimed she visited regularly. ”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/immigration/8306041/The-truth-about-the-lesbian-asylum-seeker.html

    I hope all you right-on types, particularly the pretentious fcukwit of a ‘Doctor’, can now eat their words, and not make sweeping statements until they know all the facts.

  12. kid_a : “Anyway, Ms Namigaddes sexuality is irrelevent now because she will be treated as a lesbian in Uganda whether she is one or not.”

    So who’s fault is that? If she is not a lesbian, then she blatantly lied and provided false evidence. Why should we harbour liars and criminals?

    With any luck it should hopefully deter any other idiots thinking of doing the same thing.

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