Data of the United Kingdom: Marriages and Civil Partnerships

Data of the United Kingdom: Marriages and Civil Partnerships

Unyielding polarization frequently defines the US LGBTQA rights debate. Yet, to little fanfare in the states, the United Kingdom's first same-sex marriage took place on the 29th of March 2014, marking a long-awaited alternative to the civil partnerships first extended to the UK's homosexual citizenry in 2005. This nation-wide social rights policy evolution naturally asks what data the UK generated leading up to this historic development and what that rare nation-wide trove of statistics can add to this still active debate's new chapter. Luckily, armed with excellent work from the United Kingdom's Office for National Statistics, this visualization-based retrospective examines the pairing and divorcing habits in the LGBQ and non-LGBQ UK populations, possibly hinting at what to expect in the age of same sex marriage.

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