The vote on the proposed Amendment One in North Carolina, which defines marriage in the NC state constitution as between one man and one woman, and bans any other type of domestic legal union, such as civil unions and domestic partnership, passed yesterday. This result has been all over the news today, and it might leave you wondering where your state or other states around the country stand on gay rights issues. The Guardian Interactive has just posted a new interactive infographic depicting gay rights in each of the 50 states and D.C.
There is a lot going on in this interactive tool. The graphic has seven concentric circles in different colors, each representing a different issue related to gay rights: school bullying, hate crimes protection, housing discrimination, employment discrimination, adoption, hospital visitation, and marriage. Each of the seven circles is segmented to represent a state, and those segments are shaded to show whether state laws provide no rights, limited rights, or maximum rights on each issue.