The figures from the home ministry show a steady rise from 1,717 marriages in 2013 and 1,898 in 2014.
Lawmaker Lahaye-Battheu: "If we look at the figures from the municipalities we notice that the highest number of same sex marriages involving two Belgians occurred in Antwerp: 118 last year. The highest number of same sex marriages involving a foreign partner was recorded in Brussels: 37".
7.4% of same sex marriages involving lesbians unembarked upon in 2013 have today broken down. For gay men the figure is only 4.7%.