Source: Women’s E News
After fleeing abuse at Fort Campbell, a lesbian now living in Canada is hoping for asylum on the unusual grounds of anti-homosexual persecution within the U.S. military. Her case could affect other claims by asylum seekers from democracies.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (WOMENSENEWS)–For months, Pvt. Bethany Smith silently endured taunts and physical abuse from her fellow soldiers at Fort Campbell, Ky., for being a lesbian.
But when she received an anonymous note one day with a threat against her life, Smith decided she had to get out of the Army.