October 31, 2013
by Bradley McAllister
The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the claim of a deceased state highway patrol trooper's same-sex partner that the state's survivor benefits statute violated his equal protection rights under the Missouri Constitution by denying him benefits based on his sexual orientation. The ...[read more]
March 1, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On March 1, 2007, the Supreme Court of Canada held that a decision by the Canadian Parliament in 2000 to deny retroactive survivor benefits to same-sex couples was unconstitutional discrimination under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. That legislation recognized legal rights for same- ...[read more]
March 20, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in Astrue v. Capato on whether a child who was conceived after the death of a biological parent, but who cannot inherit personal property from that biological parent under applicable state intestacy law, is eligible for child survivor benefits under ...[read more]
April 1, 2008
by Leslie Schulman
The European Court of Justice Tuesday ruled that a person in a same-sex partnership has the right to collect their partner's pension benefits after that partner's death. The ruling came in the case of a man who was in a registered same-sex partnership in Germany. According to the court... ...[read more]
March 1, 2007
by Joshua Pantesco
A 2000 decision by the Canadian Parliament to deny retroactive survivor pension benefits to persons in same-sex relationships was unconstitutional discrimination under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Supreme Court of Canada held in a ruling Thursday. Parliament passed legislation ...[read more]
September 26, 2005
by Kate Heneroty
Japan's Fukuoka High Court held Monday that a survivor of the 1945 Nagasaki atomic bombing living abroad is entitled to the same medical benefits and funeral costs as survivors living in Japan, without returning to Japan to file claims. Monday's ruling comes after a 2002 court ruling that at... ...[read more]
November 26, 2004
by Bernard Hibbitts
Hislop et al. v. Attorney General of Canada, Court of Appeal for Ontario, November 26, 2004. Read the full text of the ruling here. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
November 26, 2004
by Christina Gheen
The Ontario Court of Appeal ruled Friday that same-sex partners are entitled to survivor benefits under the government-run Canada Pension Plan. The court held that benefits should be paid dating back to 1985, but there will be no payments of back-benefits to partner's estates. Justice Minister... ...[read more]

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