The number of opposite-sex couples getting married has fallen to the lowest level in history, new official figures show. A total of , marriages were registered in England and Wales in — a decrease of 2. The drop could be due in part to a decline in religious ceremonies, which fell by 9. Some 6, of the marriages registered in were between same-sex couples — 44 per cent between male couples and 56 per cent between females — a similar figure to when 7, were registered, ONS stated. More than 1, couples converted their existing civil partnership into a marriage and 43 same-sex couples married through religious ceremonies in
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To that end, effective immediately, I have directed U. Citizenship and Immigration Services USCIS to review immigration visa petitions filed on behalf of a same-sex spouse in the same manner as those filed on behalf of an opposite-sex spouse. Can I now sponsor my spouse for a family-based immigrant visa?