Want to find a hippie? Look in Maine.

In Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s dissent in Friday’s 5-4 decision overturning state bans on gay marriage, he included the word hippie.

He first quoted the majority opinion, which said that “the nature of marriage is that, through its enduring bond, two persons together can find other freedoms, such as expression, intimacy, and spirituality.” Then, he added, “Really? Who ever thought that intimacy and spirituality (whatever that means) were freedoms? And if intimacy is, one would think Freedom of Intimacy is abridged rather than expanded by marriage.”

“Ask,” he added, “the nearest hippie.”

So a Washington Post blog did the research.

Vermont ranks first, and Maine is second followed by New Hampshire, Oregon, Colorado, Montana and New Mexico.

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