Statistics show the number of same-sex couples in Australia is increasing, with more than 2,000 people living together in just a few years.
Key points:Australia is the first country in the world to legalize same-soul marriagesThe number of gay couples has risen by almost 50 per cent over the past two yearsMore than 2.5 million same-day marriages were performed in Australia in 2016, according to a new study by the Marriage Equality Institute.
More than 1.6 million people are married in the country each year, with nearly a quarter of them being gay couples.
The study also found that there is a 50 per,000 chance that a same-gender marriage will be performed within the next three years.
A key factor behind this rise in same-year marriages is the government’s move to allow same-semester marriages in Australia.
The law allows couples to get married at the same time, allowing them to spend time together before they wed, and is one of the most successful measures in the LGBT community to date.
But it has also come under scrutiny for a lack of data.
The Marriage Equality Council has argued that the data is incomplete and that the government has not provided sufficient information to make an informed decision.
Topics:marriage-and-families,marriage,religion-and%E2%80%99-Christianity,gay-relationships,marriage-policy,government-and/or-politics,australiaFirst posted December 06, 2019 12:33:59Contact Sue FrawleyMore stories from New South Wales