filllllings...nothing more than fillllllings...
Mood: happy
Posted on 2009-06-16 10:04:00
Tags: health gay politics
Words: 142

I went back to my new dentist at Shoal Creek Dental Care - the cleaning I had took a while but was much more pleasant than usual, and I got a tooth filled yesterday in 20 minutes, which is awesome. And my cheek/gums didn't hurt after the numbing wore off! I am quite pleased.

Courtesy of FiveThirtyEight, I found this awesome chart:

Some interesting things:
- Housing antidiscrimination is the most popular policy in all 50 states, but it's only been enacted in 20 states. My guess is that it's something that people don't run into that often (we've looked for housing in MD and TX and never felt discriminated against) so there's not much impetus to pass it.
- Bully for Iowa's Supreme Court, but I'm worried about marriage being overturned there.
- Obvious next targets for marriage: NY, RI, and CA (oh the irony!)


Comment from tehfanboi:

Glad you liked Shoal Creek. They sent me a "thank your for the rec" Starbucks giftcard since you and David both checked them out. Of course I don't drink Starbucks, but I appreciated the gesture.

Comment from abstractseaweed:

One issue conspicuously left off is adoption. Not 2nd-parent adoption, but adoption of a child by a gay couple that has no prior relationship with the child. Many states (including California) allow it regardless of marital status, but since "save the children from gays!" is a major argument against gay marriage I'd be curious to see where adoption falls in the spectrum of public opinion.

Comment from gregstoll:

That's a good question. I would assume it would be below 2nd-parent adoption, which is already lower than I had hoped.

Comment from tehfanboi:

Interesting trend: if you compare how close the red and black dot/circles are the closer they are the more likely it has a large Mormon population. The trend kind breaks down a bit as you get above 50% on both. But it isn't just Christians, but specifically Mormons. Example look at Utah, Arizona, Idaho and Wyoming. All have significant Mormon populations. Now look at Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, and Mississippi. All those have significant Christian populations, not so much Mormon though.

Comment from copperwolf:

I find that chart difficult to understand. Charts shouldn't take two minute to figure out, they should be clear and obvious.

Comment from gregstoll:

True...but it is a lot of data packed in a tiny space!

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