Gathering data for a project like this is a challenge because of how much variation exists between states and whether the precedent originated as a definition in the constitution, as an amendment to it, or was determined by the courts. Using employment as an example, state definitions vary to include some combination of public and/or private sector jobs and whether sexual orientation and/or gender identity was included. To complicate matters further, local laws and federal regulations also extend additional or partial rights.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Gay rights by state - interactive
The Guardian reports on gay rights by states in the USA with an interactive graphic showing different quality of life issues and the status of relationships.