Dutch gay couples marry less
Just 20 percent of Dutch homosexual couples are married, compared with 80 percent of heterosexual couples, fresh figures by Statistics Netherlands show ten years after same-sex marriage was legalised.
Since 1 April 2001, when the Netherlands became the first country to legalise same-sex marriage, some 15,000 gay and lesbian couples have tied the knot.
That is two percent of all marriages celebrated in Holland, and just 20 percent of the 55,000 same-sex couples the country numbers.
Among the country’s 4.1 million heterosexual couples, 80 percent are married.
Divorce among same-sex couples accounts for one percent of all divorces.
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