by the numbers

Why D.C.’s Gay Marriage Did More For Gays Than Iowa’s

THE SHOT — Oh how we love our infographics that turn data stuffed into Excel spreadsheets into colorful displays we can actually understand. Like this one, from The Economist, which breaks down states that recognize various forms of gay unions with how many same-sex couples actually live there. Which means this week’s induction of marriage in Washington D.C. actually had the most profound effect on gays per capita. Not to make this a fight about which jurisdiction’s marriage equality laws are better, or anything!