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2012 HRC MEI Scorecards

2012 HRC MEI Scorecards

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12 MunicipalEquality Index
A Nationwide Evaluation o Municipal Law and Policy
1 Montgomery, Alabama3 Juneau, Alaska5 Mesa, Arizona7 Phoenix, Arizona9 Tucson, Arizona11 Little Rock, Arkansas13 Berkeley, Caliornia15 Brisbane, Caliornia17 Cathedral City, Caliornia19 Concord, Caliornia21 Fresno, Caliornia23 Guerneville (Sonoma County),Caliornia25 Long Beach, Caliornia27 Los Angeles, Caliornia29 Oakland, Caliornia31 Palm Springs, Caliornia33 Pasadena, Caliornia35 Rancho Mirage, Caliornia37 Richmond, Caliornia39 Sacramento, Caliornia41 San Diego, Caliornia43 San Francisco, Caliornia45 San Jose, Caliornia47 Santa Rosa, Caliornia49 Signal Hill, Caliornia51 Vallejo, Caliornia53 West Hollywood, Caliornia55 Colorado Springs, Colorado57 Denver, Colorado59 Hartord, Connecticut61 Dover, Delaware63 Rehoboth Beach, Delaware65 Fort Lauderdale, Florida67 Hollywood, Florida69 Jacksonville, Florida71 Miami Shores, Florida73 Miami, Florida75 Oakland Park, Florida77 Orlando, Florida79 St. Petersburg, Florida81 Tallahassee, Florida83 Tampa, Florida85 Wilton Manors, Florida87 Atlanta, Georgia89 Avondale Estates, Georgia91 Decatur, Georgia93 North Druid Hills (unincorporated,rated DeKalb County), Georgia95 Honolulu, Hawaii97 Boise, Idaho99 Chicago, Illinois101 Springfeld, Illinois103 Indianapolis, Indiana105 Des Moines, Iowa107 Topeka, Kansas109 Wichita, Kansas111 Frankort, Kentucky113 Louisville, Kentucky115 Baton Rouge, Louisiana117 New Orleans, Louisiana119 Augusta, Maine121 Annapolis, Maryland123 Baltimore, Maryland125 Boston, Massachusetts127 Cambridge, Massachusetts129 Northampton, Massachusetts131 Provincetown, Massachusetts133 Ann Arbor, Michigan135 Detroit, Michigan137 Ferndale, Michigan139 Lansing, Michigan141 Pleasant Ridge, Michigan143 Minneapolis, Minnesota145 Saint Paul, Minnesota147 Jackson, Mississippi149 Jeerson City, Missouri151 Kansas City, Missouri153 St. Louis, Missouri155 Helena, Montana157 Lincoln, Nebraska159 Omaha, Nebraska161 Carson City, Nevada163 Enterprise (unincorporated,rated Clark County), Nevada165 Las Vegas, Nevada167 Paradise (unincorporated,rated Clark County), Nevada169 Concord, New Hampshire171 Asbury Park, New Jersey173 Jersey City, New Jersey175 Lambertville, New Jersey177 Ocean Grove, New Jersey179 Trenton, New Jersey181 Albuquerque, New Mexico183 Eldorado at Santa Fe (unincorporated,rated Santa Fe County), New Mexico185 Santa Fe, New Mexico187 Albany, New York 189 New York, New York 191 Northwest Harbor (Town o EastHampton), New York 193 Rochester, New York 195 Charlotte, North Carolina197 Durham, North Carolina199 Raleigh, North Carolina201 Bismarck, North Dakota203 Cincinnati, Ohio205 Cleveland, Ohio207 Columbus, Ohio209 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma211 Tulsa, Oklahoma213 Eugene, Oregon215 Portland, Oregon217 Salem, Oregon219 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania221 New Hope, Pennsylvania223 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania225 Providence, Rhode Island227 Columbia, South Carolina229 Pierre, South Dakota231 Memphis, Tennessee233 Nashville, Tennessee235 Arlington, Texas237 Austin, Texas239 Dallas, Texas241 El Paso, Texas243 Fort Worth, Texas245 Houston, Texas247 San Antonio, Texas249 Salt Lake City, Utah251 Montpelier, Vermont253 Alexandria, Virginia255 Arlington, Virginia257 Richmond, Virginia259 Virginia Beach, Virginia261 Olympia, Washington263 Seattle, Washington265 Vashon (unincorporated,rated King County), Washington267 Charleston, West Virginia269 Madison, Wisconsin271 Milwaukee, Wisconsin273 Cheyenne, Wyoming
12 Municipal Equality Index // Scorecard
Table o Contents
# Points for Sexual Orientation
# Points for Gender Identity
Part I. Non-Discrimination Laws
This category evaluates whether discrimination onthe basis of sexual orientation and gender identityis prohibited in areas of employment, housing, andpublic accommodations.
EmploymentHousingPublic Accommodations
Part II. Relationship Recognition
Because this is an evaluation of municipalities,not states, and marriage is a state-level policy,this section is weighted so that an equal numberof points are awarded for marriage (or other staterelationship recognition) and municipal domesticpartner registries.
Marriage Equality
Civil UnionsDomestic Partnerships
Domestic Partner Registry
Domestic Partner Registry
Municipality had relationship recognition that waspreempted by restrictive state law
Part III. Municipality as Employer
This section is the most heavily weighted becauseit is an area in which almost every municipality willhave extensive control and the power to do muchgood. It measures how cities treat their LGBTemployees, and the extent to which they requiretheir contractors to do the same.
Non-Discrimination in City EmploymentCity Contractor Non-Discrimination OrdinanceCity Contractor Equal Benefts OrdinanceDomestic Partner Health BeneftsLegal Dependent BeneftsEquivalent Family Leave
Bonus Points are awarded for criteria which arenot accessible to all cities at this time. For moreinformation about the MEI Scoring System, pleaserefer to page 11.
 Grossing Up o Employee Benefts
 Health Benefts are Transgender Inclusive
 Municipality is a Welcoming Place to Work 
(Recruitment, Training, or Employee Pride Alliance)
15500 2200 40402020
Total Part III: 0 out o 26 Points
Total Part II: 0 out o 12 Points
+2033000000 33000000 33000000
Total Part I: 0 out o 18 Points
2O12 Municipal Equality Index // Scorecard
Montgomery, Alabama

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