Freedom of movement for same-sex spouses: The Coman Case, 3 years on

On 5 June 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a landmark judgement against Romania, recognising that the term spouse includes same-sex spouses under EU freedom of movement laws. Three years later, Clai Hamilton, spouse of Romanian citizen Adrian Coman, has not been granted residency yet. Now they’ve brought the case to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Here, Adrian Coman talks about the original case, and his hopes with this latest development.

Adrian Coman and Clai Hamilton. Photo by Rudolf Costin

A landmark court case

A rollercoaster struggle

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