lgb = lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and others that would take advantage of same sex civil partnerships.
* = These "rates" represent the number of marriages / divorces per estimated non-lgbq (non-gay) person and the number of civil partnerships / dissolutions per estimated lgbq (gay) person.
** Note that 2008 was the first full year covered by a government report detailing civil partnership disillusion (same sex divorce) information (Office for National Statistics) and thus statistics for civil partnerships starts that year in the above graphic. Moreover, at the time of this report, 2012 statistics remain provisional for civil partnerships and thus the visualization ends with 2011. Although, please note that marriage data for 2011 was technically provisional but kept to ensure an adequate number of years. Additionally, without being exclusionary, this report focuses on those who would file for same sex marriage which, for the sake of simplicity, was referred to as LGB or LGBQ. However, this could extend to the asexual communities (which may participate in both marriages and civil partnerships) and beyond. Finally, the LGBQ data was adjusted using common LGBQ population size estimations provided by HMS Treasury (Jowit) and the analysis was done entirely off of visual inspection, leaving much room for future more statistically rigorous analysis.