This visualization is unrelated to software, software engineers, computer science, or hackers. I don’t think it’s on topic for lobsters.
Fair enough, I thought it was a neat informational visualization that didn’t seem too politically charged.
I imagine if California had been at the top of the freedom list (gay marriage, yadda yadda) it would’ve been much higher voted.
California is at the top of the freedom of marriage list. What do you mean by “…the freedom list (gay marriage, yadda yadda)…”?
Do you mean that lobste.rs would have voted it higher if California was at the top of the overall list? Or that lobste.rs would have voted it higher if the top overall states' freedom combinations included more members of the set of freedoms which include/are closely associated with: “gay marriage” and “…yadda yadda”?