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View Poll Results: Most gay friendly metro in the deep south? (excluding ATL and NO)
Jacksonville 7 6.36%
Greenville 2 1.82%
Memphis 7 6.36%
Birmingham 7 6.36%
Chattanooga 0 0%
Columbia 4 3.64%
Little Rock 3 2.73%
Baton Rouge 1 0.91%
Charleston 10 9.09%
Huntsville 0 0%
Jackson 3 2.73%
Lafayette 0 0%
Mobile 0 0%
Augusta 4 3.64%
Savannah 37 33.64%
Columbus 2 1.82%
Pensacola 3 2.73%
Shreveport 2 1.82%
Other 18 16.36%
Voters: 110. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-02-2014, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Augusta GA
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I would say Savannah and Charleston with a small edge to Charleston (particularly around the college and Marion Square). Both downtowns voted against there states amendments but Charleston voted against it by a larger percentage. Also, the surrounding suburbs of Savannah are a bit more conservative than those in Charleston (which are more moderately conservative). Both cities are ahead of the others on the list though.
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Old 07-03-2014, 06:11 AM
 
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You missed my point entirely. If recognition of legal "gay marriage" is the definition of what makes a place "gay friendly," then there were ZERO "gay friendly" places in America 10 years ago. In other words, the absence of gay marriage does NOT make a place gay "un-friendly." That's the huge mistake people make. And once gay marriage becomes the universal law of the land, there will still be many places in this country where gays and lesbians will not be comfortable -- just as they always have. In reference to this OP, to declare that no place in the south can be "gay friendly" without gay marriage is pure and utter ridiculousness.
You are so right Legalization of gay marriage doesn't make a city gay friendly. For example in Atlanta its a very gay friendly city but you cant get married.

In NY you can get married but there is a awful lot of gay bashing and gay killings in the area.

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Old 07-03-2014, 10:43 AM
 
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I would say Savannah and Charleston with a small edge to Charleston (particularly around the college and Marion Square). Both downtowns voted against there states amendments but Charleston voted against it by a larger percentage. Also, the surrounding suburbs of Savannah are a bit more conservative than those in Charleston (which are more moderately conservative). Both cities are ahead of the others on the list though.
I'd think that Savannah has an edge on Charleston because Savannah offers domestic partnership benefits to city employees.
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Old 07-05-2014, 08:41 AM
 
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You are so right Legalization of gay marriage doesn't make a city gay friendly. For example in Atlanta its a very gay friendly city but you cant get married.

In NY you can get married but there is a awful lot of gay bashing and gay killings in the area.
There are?(in regards to the last sentence)

Also, there is more to NY than NYC.
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:49 PM
 
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There are?(in regards to the last sentence)

Also, there is more to NY than NYC.
NYC is the gay mecca of the state and its where people think its the most tolerable place to be gay. To bad the other parts of NY are in the shadows of NYC.
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:36 AM
 
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‘The Daily Show’ Challenges Stereotypes Of Southern Homophobia

The South isn't as hateful as people like to paint it to be...
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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‘The Daily Show’ Challenges Stereotypes Of Southern Homophobia

The South isn't as hateful as people like to paint it to be...
Hilarious!
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:50 PM
 
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Hilarious!
Oh I loved it, the absolute lack of hate of their homosexual behavior in public dispels many notions, and the commentary is awesome.
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