Feb

8

Bwoglines: Astronomical Sums Edition

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Your city, on football.

900 000 000 000 000: The amount of money that a Staten Island mother is suing the city for. (Forbes)

3 950 000: The listed price of the skinniest house in Manhattan. (Huffington Post)

34.2: The tons of paper and debris that the last Giants Super Bowl Parade generated.(Gothamist)

3.25: The years it took for California to overturn the ban on same-sex marriage. (NYT)

1: The woman who was unlucky enough to actually get a ticket for smoking in a NYC park. (Gothamist)

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  1. Alum

    California's courts actually upheld Proposition 8. It was then challenged again in federal court, where a judge declared it unconstitutional in 2010. That decision was affirmed on appeal yesterday.

    The 3.25-year period began when the California Supreme Court (CSC) struck down a ban on gay marriage. Voters approved Prop 8 several months later, in order to overturn that decision. The CSC then held that Prop 8 was valid. That's when the dispute moved to federal court.

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