According to official statistics released by the UK Office of National Statistics (ONS), over 15,000 same-sex couples have tied the knot in England and Wales since marriage equality was achieved.
The statistics show that a total of 15,098 couples have legally married since 29 March 2014, with the number of couples opting for civil partnerships falling by 70% from 2013 and 2014.
Of the 15,098 couples legally married, 7,732 marriage licenses were issued with the purpose of converting a civil partnership into a marriage license.
On average more same-sex male couples get married through out the year with exception to the month of August, which is also the most popular month to get married with a total of 844 marriages.
Northern Ireland remains the only place in the United kingdom without marriage equality after Scotland followed England and Wales in legalising same-sex marriage in December 2014.
Last Updated on Oct 21, 2015
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