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10 Years Later, Gays Account For 2 Percent Of All Dutch Marriages

Friday will mark the 10-year anniversary of the Netherlands becoming the first country to legalize same-sex marriage. In the past decade, some 15,000 gay couples have taken them up on the offer — which represents just 2 percent of all Dutch marriages, 1 percent of all divorces, and 20 percent of all self-identified gay couples. Following the Netherlands’ lead, 10 countries (and some Mexican and U.S. districts) have enacted gay marriage laws.

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