Married lesbian couples are significantly more likely to get divorced than gay men, data shows
Lesbian couples are still significantly more likely than gay men to get divorced, new data suggests.
Data from the Office for National Statistics published on Tuesday (17 November) shows that while female couples make up just over half of same-sex marriages in England and Wales, they account for nearly three-quarters of same-sex divorces.
Five years on from the introduction of equal marriage in England and Wales, there were 822 divorces among same-sex couples in 2019, nearly twice as many as reported in the previous year.
Of these, 589 were female couples and 233 were male couples.
Divorce is on the rise among same-sex couples, but still a tiny fraction of the total
The ONS says that the overall increase of same-sex divorces “reflects the increasing size of the same-sex married
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