— 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.