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(Elsewhere in the UK, Scotland legalized same-sex marriage in December last year, but Northern Ireland has not yet allowed it.) In England and Wales, 7,366 couples have married since the law changed.
A further 7,732 same-sex couples converted their civil partnerships into marriage.
Annual population estimates for the UK and its constituent countries, the regions and counties of England, and local authorities and their equivalents.
Estimates for lower and middle layer Super Output Areas, Westminster parliamentary constituencies, electoral wards and National Parks in England and Wales and clinical commissioning groups in England.
Marriage rates show the number of marriages per 1,000 unmarried men and women aged 16 and over.
In 2014, marriage rates increased for both men and women compared with 2013 (Figure 1b); the increase in rates is smaller than the decrease recorded in 2013.Marriage between people of the same sex has been legal in the UK for 19 months, and the first data are beginning to emerge about how many couples are choosing to wed.This week, the UK’s Office for National Statistics released statistics about same-sex unions in England and Wales, which will be studied with interest by activists in other places that have recently made gay marriage possible—Ireland legalized same-sex marriage in May; the US made it legal nationwide in June.Back at the Wellcome Trust, the Sexology season will explore sexology research and see how people's attitudes and behaviours are affected.The programme aims to shed light on a spectrum of sexual issues relating to gender, sexuality, sexual health, porn addiction, as well as sex and ageing.Following the introduction of marriages of same sex couples in March 2014, 1 in 46 marriages that year were between same sex couples.