If you or anyone LGBTQI that you know is thinking or planning on starting a family you might want to take a look at move.org list of the best and worst states to move to when getting ready to have children.
Move.org, an advice and tips website on all your relocating needs, compiled their list based on multiple factors with safety and equality concerns as the priority considerations.
Move.org analyzed the best and worst states to live for LGBTQ+ couples and families. We decided to consider the safety of LGBTQ+ individuals first and foremost, so we ranked whether the state had hate crime laws in place, whether or not conversion therapy was allowed for minors, and whether anti-discrimination laws were set. We also looked at each state’s LGBT population to get a better picture of each area’s LGBTQ+ community.
Additionally, we looked at overall equality by state, the number of pride centers in a state, the number of LGBTQ+ friendly businesses, and the number of same-sex couples. We thought it was most important to consider safety because, although you can enjoy living somewhere, the law may not protect you from being targeted. So for this study, safety laws came first, and community came second.
Here is the list of all 50 states with number 1 being the top state to start a family for LGBTQI individuals and number 50 being the worst state to do so. Click here to review move.org detailed explanation for their reasoning behind their picks of the 5 best locations and 5 worst locations.
7. New Mexico
8. New Jersey
12. New Hampshire
14. Rhode Island
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26. New York
36. North Carolina
45. South Carolina
46. North Dakota
47. South Dakota
50. West Virginia