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Same-sex couples in Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v M: identical to Karner and Godin-Mendoza, yet no discrimination"?

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Original languageEnglish
Article numberN/A
Pages (from-to)722-735
Number of pages14
Issue numberN/A
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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Comments on the implications of the House of Lords decision in M v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on whether a calculation for child support contravened the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 Arts 8 and 14 by discriminating against a non resident mother who was in a homosexual relationship because she was liable for a higher rate of child support than would have been the case had she been in a heterosexual relationship. Considers how the House of Lords distinguished the decisions in Karner v Austria (40016/98) and Ghaidan v Godin-Mendoza. Examines whether the differing treatment could be justified under art.14.

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