The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that it is discrimination to deny same-sex couples the right to live together – meaning migrants should be able to bring over a same-sex partner
.Under the principle of ‘family reunification’, the presence of one or more family members in a certain country enables the rest of the family to immigrate to that country as well.For example, a young person may be entitled to bring over their parents in the country they are resident, and in most countries people are eligible to bring over a legal spouse.
However, the European Court ruled that the system should also be open to same-sex couples and families – who are frequently denied reunification in countries without legal recognition for gay relationships.
Source: European Court: People have ‘human right’ to bring same-sex partner into country · PinkNews
The EU has pledged to spend €20 million ($24,660,000 £16,100,000) to help fight discrimination, including against LGBT people, around the world.
EU Commissioner Andris Piebalgs launched the package today (1 June), saying it would fund Non Governmental Organizations and civil society groups to tackle any incidences of discrimination on the ground.
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