Vital Statistics Outputs Branch
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Frequency of release: Ad-hoc
Geographical coverage: England and Wales
Geographical breakdown: Country
Presents provisional data on marriages of same sex couples taking place in England and Wales. This is the first time that ONS has published provisional statistics on marriage of same sex couples for England and Wales. These statistics cover quarters 1 and 2, 2014. The first marriages of same sex couples took place on 29 March 2014.
We welcome feedback on the content, format and relevance of this release.
The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.
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