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France’s Pacs contracts rise 10-fold in 20 years

The Pacs civil union has mar­ked its 20th birthday, with the latest statistics showing 194,000 registered in 2017, up from 20,000 a year in the early days.

27 November 2019
By Connexion journalist

It is now almost as popular as marriage – 233,915 in 2017.

The Pacs was voted in after a battle in Parliament. In 1999, 25% involved same-sex couples, but that has dropped to 4%.

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