Number of same-sex civil partnerships France 2002-2018

Civil partnerships or PACS for "Civil Solidarity Pact" is a common practice in France. This contract does not bring the same rights and duties to the couple as a marriage contract, but it does make it possible to organise life together.
Introduced in 1999, this was the first opportunity for same-sex couples to officially organize their life together. Marriage for homosexual people was promulgated under the presidency of François Hollande in 2013.

Since 2002, the number of same-sex PACS has risen steadily, peaking in 2010 with over 9,000 unions. The attractiveness of same-sex PACS increased again from 2014 to reach more than 8,500 unions in 2018.
Civil partnerships is also popular among heterosexuals, with France registering more than 200,000 unions in 2018.

Number of same-sex civil partnerships (PACS) in France from 2002 to 2018

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

2002 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Civil partnerships have been allowed in France since 1999.
Starting 2014, the Mayotte island is taken into account.

The figures have been taken from several publications.

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