Slip Sliding.

“Figures from the Office for National Statistics showed that UK civil partnerships among same-sex couples fell by 46 per cent in 2007 to 8,728. This compares with 16,106 marriage in 2006, the first full year in which civil partnerships could be formed. In England and Wales, civil partnerships fell by 47 per cent in 2007 to 7,929. The figure in Scotland fell by 34 per cent in the same period to 688, and by 4 per cent in Northern Ireland, to 111.” [Telegraph]