Friday, April 6, 2012

Great Britain: Gay Divorce Rates Lower than Het Divorce Rates

Across the pond over in the United Kingdom, initial data is showing that gay civil partners are divorcing at much lower rates than married heterosexuals:
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.
You got that right. Gay couples were less likely to divorce than straight couples and male couples are less likely than female couples to divorce. It defies conventional wisdom, doesn't it?

1 comment:

Flartus said...

So much for conventional wisdom...very nice to have some good data to point to as NC votes next month on an anti-marriage amendment.

Of course, folks who have had to fight so hard for the right to marry surely aren't going to take it lightly when they are finally able to, unlike those who have always been "deserving" of the honor *coughKardashiancough*.