By the numbers


– Members of Fred “God Hates Fags” Phelps’ family who protested Drake University over a same-sex marriage forum.


– Protesters who turned out April 10 to counter the Phelps clan.


– Percent of white Tea Party supporters who favor gay marriage.

$120 million

– Estimated Social Security survivor benefits that LGBT taxpayers are deprived of each year; surviving partners lose an average $5,700 each.