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Mendoza v Ghaidan - Two steps forward, one step back [2003] CFLQ 313
Date:23 SEP 2011

The Court of Appeal ruled that a same-sex partner was entitled to succeed to a statutory tenancy in the name of his deceased partner under paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 1 to the Rent Act 1977 as if he were the husband or wife of the deceased. This comment discusses the courts' approach to section 3 of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the implications for further recognition of same-sex relationships.

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