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Report: Scotland: Marriage under growing threat

March 9, 2007

From The Scotsman:

CHURCH and family groups expressed fear for children growing up in broken homes yesterday after figures revealed a soaring divorce rate, a fall in the number of marriages and the highest ever number of children born out of wedlock.

The introduction of “quickie” divorce laws led to a 19 per cent rise in the number of divorces last year, to more than 13,000.

Meanwhile, the number of people marrying fell by three per cent and the proportion of children born to unmarried parents peaked at 48 per cent.

Church and family groups said the figures reflected an “unhealthy society” that was having an increasingly negative effect on children…

Full report here.

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