Same-sex couples entitled to residency rights, states advisor to the European Court of Justice

A legal advisor to the European Court of Justice has stated that EU countries are bound to provide the same residency rights to same-sex couples that are accorded to heterosexual married couples, irrespective of whether they recognise same-sex marriage. Extending equal spousal benefits, according to the advisor, would enable same-sex couples to move and reside freely in the EU. Although an advisor’s opinion is not legally binding, it is usually followed by judges.

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