Gay man wins case for equal pension rights

Tom MarkLast Update : Wednesday 12 July 2017 - 11:23 AM
Gay man wins case for equal pension rights

A gay man has won a landmark ruling which will give his husband the same pension rights as a wife would receive.

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that if John Walker, 66, dies, his husband is entitled to a spouse’s pension, provided they remain married.

The ex-cavalry officer suffered a defeat in the Court of Appeal in 2015.

Human rights organisation Liberty, which represented Mr Walker, said it could “dramatically change the lives of thousands of same-sex couples”.

Source: business

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