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A study on short-term same-sex marriages in Norway and Sweden found that divorce rates were higher in same-sex marriages than in opposite-sex marriages, and that unions of lesbians are considerably less stable, or more dynamic, than unions of gay men. Conversely, in the United Kingdom the divorce rate is a mere one percent for gays and is much lower in Denmark. The authors cited that this may be due to same-sex couples "non- involvement in joint parenthood", "lower exposure to normative pressure about the necessity of life-long unions" as well as differing motivations for getting married.
- Status of same-sex marriage — status around the world
- Civil partnerships — United Kingdom same-sex counterpart to marriage
- Pacte civil de solidarité — ("Civil pact of solidarity") French civil unions, available to same-sex and opposite-sex couples
- Civil union, Domestic partnership — other non-marriage legal unions available to same-sex couples in certain jurisdictions
- Same sex divorce laws in Canada
- ↑ http://community.beliefnet.com/go/thread/view/43931/13269689/Gay_Divorce_Less_than_Hetero_Divorce;
- ↑ http://www.boxturtlebulletin.com/2008/08/07/2523.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Andersson, Gunnar (February 2006). "The Demographics of Same-Sex "Marriages“ in Norway and Sweden" (PDF) 43: 79–98. Demography. Text version.
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