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Marriages rise again

Provisional figures for births, deaths, adoptions, marriages and civil partnerships registered during 2012 have been published by the National Records of Scotland.

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Marriage is beneficial for same-sex couples

Psychological distress is lower among lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals who are legally married to a person of the same sex, compared with those not in legally recognised unions, according to a new study from the UCLA Williams Institute.

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Latest statistics on vital events

Recent provisional statistics from the Registrar General for Scotland have shown that:

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Marriages, civil unions and divorces in New Zealand

A recent release from Statistics New Zealand has revealed that there were 20,231 marriages registered to New Zealand residents in 2011. This is the lowest number of marriages since 2001 when 19,972 weddings were celebrated. The number of divorces also dropped, down from 8,874 in 2010 to 8,551 in 2011.

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Scottish Government announces first forced marriage protection order

The Scottish Government has announced that the first protection order has been issued in Scotland to protect a victim of forced marriage.

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