A Decade

Today is the tenth anniversary of the first ever legal civil marriages for gay couples in Holland:

In the intervening 10 years, 14,813 of the Netherlands' 55,000 gay couples have gotten married, according to Statistics Netherlands. Of those couples, 7,522 were female and 7,291 were male. There have been 1,078 same-sex divorces, 734 of them by female couples.

That's roughly a five percent divorce rate for the gay men after ten years. The general rate in the Netherlands - over a longer time period, of course - is 38 percent. I bet Stanley Kurtz never predicted that.

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