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Gay marriage by the numbers

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 26, 2013 at 7:44 pm •  Published: March 26, 2013
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— 49: The percentage of Americans who now favor allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally, according to a Pew Research Center poll conducted in mid-March. Forty-four percent are opposed.

— 142: The number of days in 2008 that gay marriage was legal in California before voters banned it with Proposition 8.

— About 18,000: The number of gay couples that married in California during the window when it was legal.

— 9: The number of justices on the Supreme Court. Six of the justices are married, all of them to people of the opposite sex. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a widow, Justice Sonia Sotomayor is divorced and Justice Elena Kagan has never married.


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