Embassies: Marriage

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 23rd June 2015.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat, Carshalton and Wallington

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many same-sex couples have married in UK Consulates under the Consular Marriage and Marriages under Foreign Law Order 2014 in each country.

Photo of James Duddridge James Duddridge The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Our Consulates have performed 154 same sex marriages in nine countries since the Consular Marriage and Marriages under Foreign Law Order 2014 came into effect on 10 June 2014. The number of marriages performed in each country is as follows: Australia 120; Cambodia 3; China 10; Colombia 2; Dominican Republic 1; Japan 7; Philippines 5; Seychelles 1; Vietnam 5.

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