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Maruko v Versorgungsanstalt der deutschen Bühnen - same sex partner "in position of spouse" is entitled to survivor's benefits under pension scheme - ECJ Case C267/06 - 1.4.08

Mr Maruko's deceased same-sex partner was a member of the German VddB (theatre pension scheme). Although the partnership had been registered under German law, VddB refused to pay Mr Maruko a widower's pension. Mr Maruko claimed that this was discrimination and the German court referred the matter to the ECJ.

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