Figures released by the Office for National Statistics in the UK have shown that lesbian couples are twice as likely as gay men to enter in civil partnerships and to separate.
The Independent UK reports:
The number of women entering into same-sex civil partnerships in the UK outstripped men last year for the first time since the legislation paving the way for such unions came into effect in 2005.
Figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal that the overall number of gay couples tying the knot appears to have stabilised, rising slightly from the 2009 figure to 6,385. The peak came in 2006 when 16,106 ceremonies were held.
But as the popularity of same-sex unions recovered, so the number of couples separating from each other rose by 44 per cent compared with the previous year. Women now account for nearly six out of 10 of all dissolutions and are twice as likely to separate than men, with 3.3 per cent of all female partnerships breaking up.
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