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A federal immigration judge granted asylum Wednesday to a Chicagoan who argued that her status as a queer woman and LGBT rights activist made it too dangerous for her to return to Mexico. Lulu Martinez, 28, who was brought here by her parents at age 3, had faced possible deportation proceedings if not granted asylum. But Judge Eva Saltzman said she was convinced sexual minorities face significant threats of violence in Mexico despite legal changes that included the sanctioning of same-sex marriage in Mexico City.

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