One in Eight Marriages In Scotland Are Gay Couples According To Newly Released Figures

When Scotland changed the laws surrounding gay marriage, gay couples were obviously delight to finally tie the knot. Recent figures have emerged to show that one in eight of the couples to walk down the aisle are same-sex.

462 out of 3,889 marriages in Scotland were same sex couples, making for an impressive one in eight.

The total number of marriages increased by 340 over the figures from the first quarter of 2014, a rise of 9.6 percent. The quartile between 1 January 2015 and 1 March 2015 represents the first full quarter since Scotland introduced the Marriage and Civil Partnerships Act 2014 back in December of that year.

Colin Macfarlane, director of Stonewall Scotland, said: “The fact that nearly 500 same-sex couples have married since January shows just how important equal marriage is to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.

“There can be no denying that the policy of equal marriage has been a huge success.”

Just 20 civil partnerships took place, 8 female and 12 male, significantly lower than the 57 during the first quarter of 2014.

Via DailyRecord