All EU countries must recognise residency rights of same-sex spouses, EU's top court has ruled. In landmark ruling for gay rights in Europe, European Court of Justice ruled Romania must grant residence to American husband of local man even though Romania itself does not permit same-sex marriage.

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The European Union's top court has ruled in favour of a Romanian gay man's right to have his US husband live with him in Romania. The country, which does not recognise same-sex marriage, had argued that the American was not entitled to the EU residency rights awarded to spouses.. European Court of Justice rules that gay couples have the same residency rights as straight spouses.