The NY Times reports that Massachusetts has the lowest divorce rate in the United States. The bible belt? Well, not so much.
Kentucky, Mississippi and Arkansas, for example, voted overwhelmingly for constitutional amendments to ban gay marriage. But they had three of the highest divorce rates in 2003, based on figures from the Census Bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics.
The lowest divorce rates are largely in the blue states: the Northeast and the upper Midwest. And the state with the lowest divorce rate was Massachusetts, home to John Kerry, the Kennedys and same-sex marriage.
It might be better to re-phrase that last sentence; Massachusetts, home to John Kerry, the Kennedys and the sanctity of marriage.