We’re not quite ready to say that same-sex marriage is “saving” straight marriage in Massachusetts, but when you put together two pieces of data, you might be able to reach that conclusion. As Rachel Maddow did. As she points out, when gay marriage was legalized there, the divorce rate stood at 2.2 people per 1,000. Now, it’s down to 2.0, giving the state one of the lowest divorce rates in the country. Meanwhile, as we’ve previously noted, the state of Florida currently bans same-sex marriage; Florida also enjoys one of the highest divorce rates in the country.