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The Culture Wars Affect Housing Prices?

Some folks have crunched the data to determine the effect gay populations have on housing prices. Somewhat unsurprisingly, their presence in places that are tolerant (read: urban) tends to increase prices in a given neighborhood, while more socially-conservative areas experience the opposite. The study's methodology involved voting numbers from Ohio's odious "Defense of Marriage Act" referendum and overlaying it geographically with housing data. Interesting stuff. [The Atlantic Cities blog]