In Britain, Gay’s Divorcing at Lower Rate Than Straight Couples
A new study coming out the UK has shown that same-sex couples are less likely to get divorced than straight couples. Though one must also factor in that gay couples in the UK are only able to have civil partnerships, which don’t carry the same legal weight as a full marriage. According to the study:
The most recent evidence from the UK Office of National Statistics finds that homosexual couples that joined in 2005 were significantly less likely to have filed for dissolution four years later than heterosexual couples were to have filed for divorce: 2.5% compared to 5.5%. As Hattersley points out, however, male couples were much less likely to dissolve their relationship than were female couples: By the end of 2010, 1.6 % of male civil partnerships had ended in dissolution compared to 3.3 % of female partnerships.