Gay & Abortion Rights, State By State

Gay rights and abortion map

It’s no surprise to see correlations between a state’s legislation concerning abortion and its laws concerning gay rights. New analysis from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and two other advocacy groups that looked at 25 different laws – ranging from recognition of same-sex unions to accessibility to emergency contraception – put New Mexico and New York on the top of the list, while Ohio and South Dakota shared the bottom spot.

Not surprisingly, the conservative legislator Sen. Lee Schoenbeck (R-, S.D.), congratulated himself, calling the results as “a badge of honor.”

Rankings look at gay rights, abortion rights [AP]