MEPs condemn failure to respect rights of same-sex partners in EU

European parliament resolution criticises bloc’s patchwork policy, as some countries ignore recent rulings

The continued failure of EU governments to respect the residency and benefits rights of same-sex partners as they move between countries in Europe has been condemned in a European parliament resolution.

Marriages and registered partnerships formed in one member state should be recognised in all of them, with same-sex spouses and partners treated equally to others, according to a text supported by 387 MEPs, with 161 voting in opposition and 123 abstaining.

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