DEATH PENALTY - State Death Penalty Laws - Includes a timeline of state death penalty laws from 1972 to present, a history of death penalty laws by state, and a listing of states that authorize the death penalty for crimes other than murder.
EUTHANASIA - State-by-State Guide to Physician-Assisted Suicide- This resource provides information about the states that have legalized physician-assisted suicide, as well details about the laws in states where physician-assisted suicide remains illegal.
FELON VOTING - State Felon Voting Laws- Our chart provides links to each state's laws on felon voting and places each US state within one of five categories ranging from harshest (may lose vote permanently) to least restrictive (may vote while in prison). Applications for re-enfranchisement and clemency have been provided for the states which require them.
GAY MARRIAGE - Legal Gay Marriage States Page - See which states had already legalized or banned gay marriage before the US Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal nationwide. Also learn when and how they did so.
MILK - Raw Milk Laws State by State - This chart shows which states permit retail sales, on-farm sales, and "cow-share" agreements for raw milk, and which states altogether ban raw milk. At the federal level, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) bans the interstate sale or distribution of raw milk.
OBESITY - US Obesity Levels, 1990-2013 - This chart shows rate of obesity by state over time and includes a ranking of state populations from most obese to least obese.
"UNDER GOD" IN THE PLEDGE - References to "God" in State Constitutions - All 50 state constitutions refer to "God" or some higher power. 43 states feature these religious references in the Preamble (introductory clause of explanation) of their constitution. The seven remaining states refer to "God" in their religious freedom provisions.
State-by-State: Vaccinations Required for Public School Kindergarten - Each state (and DC) has its own vaccine requirements to attend public school. This chart details which vaccines are mandated for public school kindergarten entry (as of Aug. 22, 2014) and linked to each state name is a PDF with specific state vaccine requirements for kindergarten as well as vaccine requirements for other grades and, sometimes, college attendance.