Gay men who marry are now living longer.
That’s the finding of a new study in Denmark, which became the first country to allow registered same sex partnerships back in 1989.
The researchers say the death rate among Danish men in same sex partnerships has declined since 1996 and is now lower than the death rate of single or divorced men.
They say a major reason is the development of effective treatment for HIV and AIDS.
In contrast the study found that the death rate for women in same-sex partnerships has increased mostly because of suicide and cancer.