At the top of the list: California and Texas, the notoriously conservative state--and Georgia, which rounded out the top five. have climbed to a record 4.8 million, according to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center earlier this year.Further down, Alabama takes the number 15 spot, despite having legalized miscegenation as late as 2000. Experts there point to the steady flow of new Asian and Hispanic immigrants, which has expanded the pool of prospective spouses.(Voice Media Group has since sold SF Weekly to another publisher.Thankfully the paper’s current editors are supportive of the trans community.) Then there’s the sad tale of Arthur Teele, a former Miami City commissioner who has been under investigation for money laundering.