More Austrians opt for marriage
The Local · 27 Aug 2014, 10:55
Published: 27 Aug 2014 10:55 GMT+02:00
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Vorarlberg was the most romantic province, with 17.6 percent more newly-weds between January and June.
Burgenland was the only province with a slight decline in the number of people getting married - down from 499 the previous year to 493.
There are also more same-sex couples opting for civil unions. Last year 172 couples registered their partnerships between January and June, and this year that number rose slightly to 181.
Austria currently allows same-sex couples in a registered partnership nearly the same rights as married couples, except for adoption rights.
The Greens, the Social Democrats (SPÖ), and the NEOS all support same-sex marriage.