SF Third-Most Tolerant City: Report

The Daily Beast gives San Francisco the bronze medal.

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    Same-sex households was only one criterion for The Daily Beast as they compiled their list. Diversity of population and religion also factored.

    The spirit of tolerance and civil rights embodied by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated today as a federal holiday. Over at The Daily Beast, they're celebrating with a list of the nation's 20 most tolerant cities.

    Vallejo came in at no. 15 and San Jose checked at no. 14.

    Progress from the 1960s is undeniable (so long separate but equal) but issues like same-sex marriage keeps the idea of civil liberties top-of-mind for much of our nation.

    The Beast looked at the number of hate crimes, a state's anti-discrimination laws and the diversity of the population. The first two were weighted at 25 percent, the last one at 50 percent. 

    Here are the top five cities and the number of same-sex households per 1,000 (in parentheses):

    1) Durham, N.C. (8.3)

    2) Honolulu, Hawaii (6.2)

    3) San Francisco (14.1)

    4) Miami, Fla. (8.0)

    5) Baltimore, Md.(6.4)

    California cities Los Angeles, San Diego, Vallejo and Riverside also made the list. Click here to see the rest of the list.