A gay man has won a landmark legal battle at the UK’s highest court to secure his husband the same pension rights a wife would enjoy.
After a five-year fight to get equal pension benefits for his husband, John Walker finally won the landmark case in the Supreme Court this week. This means that if he dies first, his husband will receive a pension of £45,000 a year, the same amount that would have been paid had Mr Walker been married to a woman.
The decision also means that all married gay couples and civil partners should receive equal pension rights going forward.
Mr Walker said: “I am absolutely thrilled at today’s ruling, which is a victory for basic fairness and decency.”
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