611 On pa e responden ase a e Immiaon udge schacterzed her proered socia group, whch consiss of eemnae gay males with male gender idenites .J at 12; Respondens Br a 9). We aee hat te Imaion Judge provded ucler nalysis on the issue of nex given his coicng ndgs d rerences o nonbinding cse aw to whether te responden demonsated membershp a picul social oup pursuat to the above designaion we as on· accoun of beng a homosexu I a 12, 1-15, 18). Specically, wile e Imiaon udge hed a te respondents proered group would pssibly quai r asylum, he d ha respondent w no included in this group because she amited tat she woud chnge the way she ives nd ide her sexu oientation out of if reed o Mexico .J a 1214). However we nd ta te respondent esabished te validy of te aremenoned soci oup we her membership erein, nd he ct hat she woud de her male idenity or sexu orientaion due o r her saey does not negate e muabiy of such chracteriscs (Respondens Br. a 89) Furthermore, it is wellesbished ha sexua orenaton ca te basis o a valid social goup under he Ac (Tr a 25
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20 I& Dec. 819 (BA 1994) o he exten at the Immigraion Judge held hat e respondens erwho was te main soure of harm r e responden-so abused oer members o te mily r reasons uassociaed wt teir sexuaity," an applic need not prove
a protced gound ws e oy bis r the hm in queston so ong a a protced ground was or will be a le one cena reon r e cmed pscuion (. at 0 Respondens Br. a 12).
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2 I&N Dec. 208 213-15 (BIA 2007)
secton 208b)()(B)i) o he Act). In addon we nd tat te Imigraon Judge ered in holdng th the hm experieced by he respondent did no rse o e eve of persecuon s compated by the Act In s regd we see no clear error in he Immiation Judge's decision to no consider the respondent's sexual assa om her ers coworker due to inconsisences in the record I a 8 10). However, te nmgraion udge appeared o credit he respondents caim o suering a homophobic atack by n ukno asaiant in pubic nd most signictly, the Immigation Judge accepted her accot of enduing ndy abue a chid d adoescentr my years at e hnds o her ther (ie cnisting of piso whippings, lashings om a bel beatngs om a machee hne and, on one occasion a sabbng om a machete) r her eemnae behavior a 35 8 10; r. a 3238 5256 61, 65 70-71 Group
2) The respondent aso suered verbal abuse om her her in the f of homophobic slrs nd treats of dea due to he respondents sexuiy and her er aso deced s vioence at e respondents moer
For purposes of cy we noe at the Unied Saes ou o Appeals r te Sixt Circuit, in whose jurisdicion hs mater ose hs ayzed a ctully smil cam r reie in n pubished decision
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212 ed Appx 541, 543 6t Cir 2007) (discusing e applicts membrsp n a picu socia group consisting of obviously eemnate homosexua men") Sim to the respondent here Galva claim[ed] ha he h been very eemate om e me he w a sm boy d as a resu hs been abused r most of s li.
Athough te Immigraon Judge in hat ce w convincd tat Gva w eeminate homosexua nd observed at homosexuality had been recogized as a picur social goup by he Bod, he nd ha Gravas claim of pt persecutio laced credibility
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Cite as: M-G-O-, AXXX XXX 611 (BIA Feb. 4, 2014)