A GAY man has won a battle at the top justice to secure his husband the same grant rights of a wife.
It means if former cavalry officer John Walker, 66, dies, his husband, 52, will get half his pension.
That will be around £45,000 a year. Under stream law he would have got just £1,000.
Mr Walker after the statute said: “I am positively anxious at today’s ruling, which is a feat for simple integrity and decency.
“Finally this absurd misapplication has been consigned to the story books – and my husband and we can now get on with enjoying the rest of the lives together.”
The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that an grant in the Equality Act was discriminatory given it lets employers bar same-sex partners from the same grant rights before Dec 2005.
The 5 Supreme Court judges also overturned an Appeal Court that ruled against him in 2015.
This marks the finish of a prolonged authorised battle after an initial Employment Tribunal feat in 2012.
Mr Walker said: “In the years given we started this authorised challenge, how many people have spent their final days capricious about either their desired one would be looked after? How many people have been left unprovided for, having already suffered the detriment of their partner?”
Mr Walker has been with his partner given 1993 and entered a polite partnership in Jan 2006. They have given been married.
Mr Walker pronounced all he wanted was “total equivalence with the heterosexually married friends, and finish security”.