Lesbians Divorce More than Gay Men

According to new figures from Statistics Sweden, lesbians who enter into a formal partnership here are more likely to break up than gay men.

On the whole, homosexual couples here divorce more often than heterosexual. According to Statistics Sweden, after 5 years, 30 percent of homosexual women couples have divorced, compared to 20 percent of men in same sex partnerships. Among heterosexual couples the figure is around 13 percent.

Since the new partnership law was introduced here 11 years ago, only one half of one percent of new marriages have been same sex couples. Last year there were 3300 homosexual men and women living in registered partnerships in Sweden.

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