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Old 04-26-2015, 03:28 PM
 
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Hi,

I am recently married in a same sex marriage (hint, has to be a state where my marriage is recognized) and my wife and I are looking to relocate to the south due to weather and cost of living. I don't mind a red state with a super liberal epicenter. I am graduating with my masters degree in school counseling so I know I should be able to find "something" to start out with. We are thinking the North Carolina, however I want to know other southern states that are somewhat liberal as choices for us to look at as we begin to start a family and find roots. I have seen some similar post but they are old and pre same sex marriage legalization. Any suggestions of cities or areas?
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Old 04-26-2015, 04:23 PM
 
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Do you have any other criteria, such as size, amenities, geographical location (e.g., mountains, coast), etc.?
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Old 04-26-2015, 05:13 PM
 
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If you're looking into North Carolina, I'd suggest Durham/Chapel Hill or Asheville. You could possibly look into Virginia, maybe the Richmond area or Charlottesville. South Carolina is a bit more conservative, but the Charleston area is quite nice and I believe it's more so liberal.
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Old 04-26-2015, 05:18 PM
 
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If you're looking into North Carolina, I'd suggest Durham/Chapel Hill or Asheville. You could possibly look into Virginia, maybe the Richmond area or Charlottesville. South Carolina is a bit more conservative, but the Charleston area is quite nice and I believe it's more so liberal.
Columbia actually scored the highest out of all the metros in the Carolinas on HRC's Municipal Equality Index, while Charleston came in 3rd behind Charlotte. That's something for the OP to consider.
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Old 04-26-2015, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Juneau
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Hi,

I am recently married in a same sex marriage (hint, has to be a state where my marriage is recognized) and my wife and I are looking to relocate to the south due to weather and cost of living. I don't mind a red state with a super liberal epicenter. I am graduating with my masters degree in school counseling so I know I should be able to find "something" to start out with. We are thinking the North Carolina, however I want to know other southern states that are somewhat liberal as choices for us to look at as we begin to start a family and find roots. I have seen some similar post but they are old and pre same sex marriage legalization. Any suggestions of cities or areas?

Eureka Springs Arkansas is actually home to a lot of gay people.
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Old 04-26-2015, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Chapel Hill, NC, Carrboro, NC, Greenville, SC, Asheville, NC, Hunstville, AL, Nashville, TN, those are probably the most liberal southern cities.
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Old 04-26-2015, 06:13 PM
 
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Columbia actually scored the highest out of all the metros in the Carolinas on HRC's Municipal Equality Index, while Charleston came in 3rd behind Charlotte. That's something for the OP to consider.
Interesting! And very true.
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Old 04-26-2015, 06:38 PM
 
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Chapel Hill, NC, Carrboro, NC, Greenville, SC, Asheville, NC, Hunstville, AL, Nashville, TN, those are probably the most liberal southern cities.
Not even. At all.

And your list is missing areas like south Florida, northern Virginia, Orlando, Atlanta, New Orleans, etc.

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Interesting! And very true.
Yeah for some reason people think Columbia is just "there" and it gets overlooked a lot. I guess people have a hard time looking beyond a city's glamorous downtown and thinking that's the end-all, be-all? *shrugs*
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Old 04-26-2015, 06:58 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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New Orleans and Austin are the most liberal major cities, and are the only southern cities that are among the most liberal in the USA. They're both known for their inspiration to creativity, Austin would probably provide a better, more stable QOL, while New Orleans is world renowned for doing just that - quite possibly the best city in the country for reaching that part of yourself...
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Old 04-26-2015, 07:06 PM
 
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New Orleans and Austin are the most liberal major cities, and are the only southern cities that are among the most liberal in the USA. They're both known for their inspiration to creativity, Austin would probably provide a better, more stable QOL, while New Orleans is world renowned for doing just that - quite possibly the best city in the country for reaching that part of yourself...
I think Atlanta and Miami might have something to say about that.
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