Blog | June 2018, Verfassungsblog

Is the Reasoning in "Coman" as Good as the Result?

by Martijn van den Brink

The Court of Justice of the European Union has not always enjoyed the reputation of being particularly LGBT-friendly, but its standing among those pushing for the better protection of rights of same-sex couples is likely to have improved considerably following Coman. Deciding that the term ‘spouse’ in the Citizenship Directive includes same-sex spouses, the Court has placed all Member States under the obligation to recognise the personal status of same-sex marriage.

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