Statistics recently published reveal that civil partnerships have begun to break up at a speed approaching the divorce rates of heterosexual couples.
The number of partnerships dissolved in England and Wales rose by 20% last year which has more than doubled in three years.
The office for the national statistics has stated that the number of civil partnerships celebrated in 2012 rose by 3.6% from 2011 and therefore not surprisingly dissolutions have also risen but at a disproportionate rate.
We will wait to see whether this continues and what the statistics show when same sex marriage comes into effect next year.
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