CNN has posted a calculator that allows you to figure out where to live based on your support for LGBT rights.
The 10 questions cover everything from marriage equality to removing unconstitutional sodomy laws from the books. Answers are multiple choice, and you rate each issue from 1 to 5 based on how important it is to you.
Rating each question a 5 (very important) results in Washington, D.C., and Washington state as the two best places to live, while Texas ranks 45th. Only Utah, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Alabama and Mississippi are below Texas.
Iowa ranks ahead of New York. And California, subject of next week’s Prop 8 case that will be heard before the Supreme Court, ranks above marriage-equality states Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Here’s a real kick in the butt: The socially progressive state of Arkansas ranks 23, more than 20 states ahead of Texas.
CNN cites some of its own polling to show acceptance of same-sex marriage has grown. In 2008, 53 percent opposed marriage equality. Last year, 54 percent favored it with only 42 percent opposed. Almost two-thirds of people under 50 favor marriage equality.
In 1998, 51 percent thought gay people could change their orientation. By last year that number had dropped to 34 percent.