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Phoenix Among Most LGBT-Friendly Cities in Nation

America has become a far friendlier place for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Since 2003, when Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage, another 35 states and the District of Columbia have done the same.

This shift in attitudes toward LGBT rights is also reflected in a national poll conducted in May by Gallup, which found a record-high 60% of Americans support same-sex marriage, up 5% from last year.

As the legal tide has turned, metropolitan areas have become more accepting of people who identify as LGBT. Still, some cities are more progressive than others, and 14 states still have constitutional bans on same-sex marriage.

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