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Boston and Cambridge score 100% on gay friendly municipality index

Posted by David Zimmerman  November 28, 2012 09:06 AM

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The Human Rights Campaign has released its first ever Municipality Equality Index which rates cities based on 47 criteria falling under six broad categories: non-discrimination laws; relationship recognition; the municipality’s employment practices; inclusiveness of city services; law enforcement; and municipal leadership.

Boston and Cambridge join 9 other cities in the U.S. who scored a perfect 100%.

According to the HRC the 100 cities that scored 100% incorporate “excellent policies ranging from non-discrimination laws, equal employee benefits, and cutting-edge city services”.

Provincetown and Northampton were also included in the Index. Northampton received a score of 64% and Provincetown came in at 59%. Both scored 0 in the Law Enforcement category which significantly impacted their overall score. See the entire report HERE and a detailed city by city breakdown HERE

Of the 137 municipalities included in the Index 25% received a score of 80% or higher.

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