First ten years of same-sex marriage in Québec: Female couples now outnumber male couples

Québec, February 3, 2015 – Since same-sex marriages became legal in 2004, their share among all marriages has remained rather stable, between 2% and 3%, but the number of female couples is now slightly higher than the number of male couples.

In addition, marriages celebrated by a designated person have gained in popularity over the period. While they accounted for 4% of same-sex marriages in 2004, their share grew to 30% in 2013. Finally, the share of marriages of couples from outside Québec declined, as more and more places in the world allow same-sex marriages. These results are drawn from an article published today by the Institut de la statistique du Québec in the bulletin Données sociodémographiques en bref.


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