My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Good news from the UK.....

Not surprising - many gay couples, like straight couples, want to get married....
Nearly 7,000 same-sex couples have entered into civil partnerships in Britain in the four months since they became legal.

The majority of the couples were married in England and Wales where 6,516 pairs tied the knot. In Scotland, some 350 couples have exchanged vows.

Unlike most other countries which allow same-sex couples to solemnify their relationships most of the British couples were male - by a margin of almost two-to-one figures released Friday show.

In England and Wales 4,311 couples were male and 2,205 female.

Not surprisingly there was a rush to have civil unions in December, right after the law went into effect with 1,901 partnerships formed in England and Wales. Numbers tailed off slightly in the new year.

The most popular location to have a civil partnership was in London, followed closely by the largely gay area of Brighton and Hove.

Despite the lower numbers in Scotland, one-in-five of all couples tying the knot in Edinburgh were same-sex couples.


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