Gay couples win equal pension rights

Gay couples in civil partnerships could be in line for improved retirement benefits after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided, earlier this month, that they should have the same pension rights as married couples.

28th May, 2011

Gay couples in civil partnerships could be in line for improved retirement benefits after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided, earlier this month, that they should have the same pension rights as married couples.

Europe’s top court ruled that German laws which allow better pensions for married people than for those in civil partnerships breach EU laws on discrimination.

The ECJ said that people in civil partnerships were entitled to supplementary retirement...

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