Gay married couples less likely to divorce than straight
Monday 28 March 2011
Gay couples account for just under 2% of all marriages in the Netherlands but account for just 1% of divorces, according to new figures from the national statistics office.
However, only one in five gay and lesbian couples are married, compared with four out of five heterosexual couples, the CBS said. The Netherlands has some 55,000 gay and 4.1 million heterosexual couples, the organisation says.
Gay marriage was legalised in the Netherlands 10 years ago on April 1.
Since then and January 1, 2011, 14,813 gay couples have tied the knot.