Albany scores well for LGBT equality

2012 HRC MEI coverCheck it out: Albany almost got the highest possible score in a "Municipal Equality Index" released today by the Human Rights Campaign, an org that advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. From the org's blog:

The MEI rates municipalities based on 47 criteria falling under six broad categories: non-discrimination laws, relationship recognition, the municipality's employment practices, and the inclusiveness of city services, law enforcement, and municipal leadership. The municipalities are drawn from every state in the nation and include the 50 state capitals, the 50 most populous cities in the country, and 25 large, 25 mid-size, and 25 small municipalities with high proportions of same-sex couples.

Albany scored a 95 out of a 100, thanks in part to some "bonus" points. The city's detailed scorecard is embedded after the jump. It was the only city in the Capital Region to be scored.

The HRC says 25 percent of the cities surveyed scored an 80 or above. The full report includes many details on the methodology.

(Thanks, Nicole)

2012 HRC MEI Scorecard Albany

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I should note that my attention was called to this by my friend and Bethlehem alum Cathryn Oakley, who currently works for the Human Rights Campaign
http://www.hrc.org/blog/author/cathryn-oakley

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