Barrister Andrew Bird, on behalf of the Home Secretary, claimed that Apata wasn’t “part of the social group known as lesbians,” although he conceded that she had “indulged in same-sex activity.”
“You can’t be a heterosexual one day and a lesbian the next day. Just as you can’t change your race,” he added during the hearing.
Lordy me. Dunno if it’s the barrister, the solicitor instructing him or someone in the Home Office with such views. But a tad archaic maybe?
However, the Home Office has refused to recognise her sexuality – arguing she can’t be classified as a lesbian because she has children from a previous heterosexual relationship.
Shades of “Would you want your wife or servants to read this”