Canada: Number of Same Sex Married Couples Triples in Five Years, Census Says

Written by scott on September 19th, 2012

Number of Same Sex Married Couples in Canada Triples in Five Years, Census SaysSeven years after the federal government gave its blessing to same-sex marriage, it’s clear Canada’s gay and lesbian couples have been seizing the wedding day.

Same-sex marriage nearly tripled between 2006 and 2011, while the number of same-sex couples jumped 42.4 per cent during the same five-year period, Statistics Canada said Wednesday as it released a fresh salvo of census data focused on the country’s families and living arrangements.

The agency counted 21,015 married gay and lesbian couples and another 43,560 in common-law relationships — a sizable jump from the 2006 census, which counted same-sex couples for the first time and enumerated 45,345 of them — 7,465 married and 37,885 common-law.

Authored By Steve Rennie – See the Full Story at Metro News

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