Residence Rights to Same-Sex Spouses in EU Granted

Court of Justice Rules That EU Countries Must Grant Residence Rights to Same-Sex Spouses of EU Nationals

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Jun 29, 2018

EU nationals moving to another EU country can now sponsor their same-sex spouse as a dependent in any EU country. 

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that when an EU national has moved to a second EU country with a same-sex spouse and applies for residence rights there, the second EU country must recognize the same-sex marriage conducted in the other EU country and grant residence rights, even if the latter country does not allow same-sex marriage under national law. 

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