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Gay life partners are entitled to inherit from the intestate estates of their partners just as spouses do, the constitutional court ruled yesterday.
The court said it was Justice Minister Brigitte Mabandla's fault that the unconstitutional law was still on the statute books.
The court upheld an earlier ruling by the Pretoria high court that section 1(1) of the Intestate Succession Act of 1987 was unconstitutional because it excluded homosexual couples.
It ordered that the words "partner in a permanent same-sex life partnership in which the partners have undertaken reciprocal duties of support" be read in after the word "spouse" wherever it appears in that section of the act.
The constitutional court said this amendment should operate retrospectively, but with limitations to reduce the risk of disruption in the administration of deceased estates and to protect the position of others.
The disputed section did not provide for a permanent same-sex life partner to inherit automatically, as a spouse would, when the other partner dies without a will.
The ruling was in the case of Mark Gory v Daniel Kolver, and arose from the death of Gory's life partner, Henry Harrison Brooks.
When Brooks died without leaving a will, his parents appointed Kolver as the executor and claimed their son's estate.
Gory disputed this and won an initial ruling in the Pretoria court.
The constitutional court confirmed Kolver's removal as executor, but said he should be paid for the work he had done.
Mabandla, named as a respondent, did not oppose Gory's application to change the law, but opposed his request for costs against her.
However, the court ordered her to pay costs for Gory and Kolver in both the high court and the constitutional court because it was her fault that the law was still on the books.
The Civil Union Bill, which legalises marriages between gay couples, was passed in parliament recently. - Sapa