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Gay asylum seekers in the Czech Republic must pass a straight porn test

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The Fundamental Rights Agency, the leading human-rights organization in the EU, is criticizing the Czech Republic for making gay asylum seekers undergo a "phallometric test," in which they must watch straight porn wearing a device measuring blood flow to the penis. If they show any signs of arousal, they're then denied asylum based on the assumption they were making up that whole "gay" thing. From the BBC:

The tests were always conducted under the supervision of experts, said the officials, and always with the asylum seeker's full written consent.

The case first came to light after a German court refused to deport an Iranian asylum seeker to the Czech Republic, saying as a homosexual he would be subjected to the test.

Obviously this is deeply problematic for several reasons. For one thing, having a device strapped to your junk and being forced to watch porn by government officials sounds a little bit like a violation of the European Convention of Human Rights. For another, any individual's sexuality is far too complicated to be determined by such a crude investigation. (The Czech Republic only wants sixes on the Kinsey scale. Don't bring that weak-ass level-five gayness.) Also: what kind of porn is it, exactly? Is it two women? Because if it was a straight couple there would still be a guy onscreen.

For what it's worth, even the Czech government's human-rights commissioner thinks the policy is inappropriate.