Number of the Day

Eight: The number of years the state of Massachusetts has had marriage equality:
On May 17, 2004, the first legal same-sex marriages in the United States began taking place in Massachusetts. In the eight years since then, 18,462 same-sex couples have wed in the state, according to MassEquality. As of 2009, 28 percent of Massachusetts married same-sex couples were raising children, and 93 percent of them reported that their children were happier and better off as a result of their marriage.
And the world hasn't even ended or anything!

Happy anniversary, Massachusetts!

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