Marriage Equality and the Super Bowl

An interesting stat: Every year a state with a football team passed a marriage equality law, the subsequent Super Bowl was won by a team from a state with a newly-passed marriage equality law.

In 2004, Massachusetts legalized same-sex marriage, and at the end of that football season, the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl.
In 2011, New York legalized same-sex marriage, and at the end of that football season, the New York Giants won the Super Bowl (granted, they play in New Jersey, but they represent New York).
In 2012, Maryland legalized same-sex marriage, and at the end of that football season, the Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl (also, Washington state legalized same-sex marriage and the Seattle Seahawks had a good playoff run).

True, Washington, D.C. did legalize same-sex marriage and their team did not win a Super Bowl, but hey, they’re not a state. Still, even if you count that, three out of four isn’t too bad. So California, you really want the Niners to win it all? Let’s have some legislation.

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