Such intolerant, contemptuous replies! One could almost accuse you people of, dare I say it, bigotry. If any of you had actually done your research, you’d know that, while most states filing petitions ARE in the south, New York and New Jersey are also of the opinion that their rights are facing infringement. Correct me if I’m wrong, but last time I checked, they fought for the Union. So please, just keep your prepossessed thoughts to yourselves.