Municipal Equality Index: A Nationwide Evaluation of Municipal Law

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The Municipal Equality Index (MEI) examines how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of LGBTQ people who live and work there. Cities are rated based on non-discrimination laws, the municipality as an employer, municipal services, law enforcement, and the city leadership’s public position on equality.

The 2020 MEI is the 9th annual edition and rates a total of 506 cities from every state in the nation. This year’s MEI reflects the largest number of top-scoring municipalities in the report’s nine-year history.

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