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Same sex marriages reach 1,400 in Britain

English.news.cn   2014-08-21 19:02:53

LONDON, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- More than 1,400 same sex marriages took place since the same sex marriage law was introduced in England and Wales on March 29 this year, official statistics showed on Thursday.

A total of 1,409 marriages were formed between same sex couples between March 29 and June 30, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics.

Among the marriages, 56 percent were female couples, while 44 percent were male couples.

The total number of same sex marriages from March to June has seen a gradual increase, with 95 in March, 351 in April, 465 in May and 498 in June.

Figure showed the average age at marriage for women was 37.0 years, while the average age for male were 38.6 years.

The first same sex weddings in England and Wales took place on March 29. Same sex marriages are expected to be held in Scotland in October, while Northern Ireland hasn't plan for any changes to its law which does not recognize same sex marriage.

Editor: yanting
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