According to the Brighton Argus, more than 200 couples travel to
the city each year to have their civil partnership ceremonies.
Last year alone, 97 lesbian couples said their vows in the
city's register offices - the highest of any local authority.
129 male couples also tied the knot in the coastal city, which
is famous for its substantial gay and lesbian population.
The news comes just days after it was revealed that lesbian
couples are considerably more likely to dissolve their civil
partnerships than their male counterparts.
Under proposals that will allow churches and other religious
groups to host civil partnership registration ceremonies, figures
for 2011 are expected to rise further.