How to Goose Up the Math to Make It Sound Like We’ve Lost Fewer Marriage Battles

You know that 0-31 record on gay marriage being bandied about? As in, we’ve lost 31 state marriage battles across America? That sounds like a terrible batting average when it comes to gays securing their marriage rights. So what if we forget about the states that banned same-sex marriage, via constitutional amendment or state law, and focus only on the losses in states that we chose to battle in. As in, Maine and California. On that front, we’ve really only failed twice. Sounds like fuzzier, albeit happier math to us!