Friday, June 28, 2013

America's best cities for same-sex weddings


Right in time for some summer weddings after the landmark SCOTUS  rulings comes this very handy-dandy and informative list of the best cities for same-sex weddings from the folks at Movoto:

We aren’t ashamed to say that we were more than happy with the highest court’s ruling. In fact, some of our LGBT co-workers are already planning their weddings.

With that in mind, we figured there’s never been a better time for us to discover which cities in the country are best for gay weddings.

What did we find?

The best cities for same-sex weddings, according to our criteria, are:
  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. Seattle, WA
  3. Boston, MA
  4. Minneapolis, MN
  5. Riverside, CA
  6. Washington, D.C.
  7. San Diego, CA
  8. Rochester, NY
  9. Los Angeles, CA
  10. San Jose, CA
We should make some clarifications to this list.

This list of 10 cities counted only cities in states in which same-sex marriage is legal. To be clear, these are the 13 states with full marriage equality, and the District of Columbia; this excludes states with equivalent rights.

If we looked at other large gay-friendly cities, excluding this important criteria, the list would look vastly different. In fact, Orlando and Atlanta, which are nowhere to be found on our list, would have placed second and third, respectively.

For more info on the criteria and rankings, head over to the fun folks at Movoto.

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