Seems there’s something in the air in Buenos Aires province because the number of same-sex couples saying “I do” has risen dramatically this year. In the first six months of the year, 932 gay marriages took place in Buenos Aires province — more than in all of 2015, when 857 got hitched.
The number of same-sex couples taking the plunge has been rising steadily since 2010, when marriage equality became the law of the land in Argentina. That year there were 346 same-sex marriages, increasing to 669 in 2011, 522 in 2012, 458 in 2013 and 519 in 2014.
The increase in number of same-sex marriages per year marks a change in attitude, says Romina Rodríguez, the director of the provincial civil registry. “The increase in same-sex marriages over these six years is obviously a result of the law, but also of the changing acceptance,” Rodríguez told state-run news agency Télam.
Still even if they’re rising, the numbers of same-sex marriages remain tiny, accounting for only 1.43 percent of all marriages in Buenos Aires province over the past six years.