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U.S. acceptance of gay marriage accelerating, says FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver

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FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver — the rock-star statistician who made his name by correctly predicting the results for forty-nine out of fifty states in the 2008 Presidential election — reports that U.S. acceptance of gay marriage is rapidly rising, with the verdict tipping even as we speak from "majority against" to "too close to call." Between this and the overturning of Proposition 8, it's an exciting moment for gay rights. (We're also excited about how phallic the graph ended up looking. Nice work, Silver.) Be sure to read the post on FiveThirtyEight for an interesting analysis of the information.