Statistically Speaking

The campaign against Proposition 8, the bill banning gay marriage in California, wages on. On Saturday, college students, including the Carnegie Mellon LGBT group ALLIES, protested at Schenley Plaza in Oakland. Currently, gay marriage is only legal in Massachusetts and Connecticut, although several states recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages as well as grant civil unions. Here are some statistics about gay marriage in Massachusetts:

Percentage of couples married in Provincetown that were gay or lesbian: 97

Percentage of Massachusetts residents who support marriage equality for gays and lesbians: 62

Percentage of residents who feel same-sex marriage has either had a positive impact or no impact at all on traditional marriages: 82

Percentage of 8100 couples married that are lesbian marriages: 64

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