Mayor Coleman Announces Fourth Consecutive Perfect Score on Annual HRC Municipal Equality Index

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 19, 2017

CONTACT: Ben Petok

ben.petok@ci.stpaul.mn.us 

 

Mayor Coleman Announces Fourth Consecutive Perfect Score on Annual HRC Municipal Equality Index

SAINT PAUL – Mayor Chris Coleman today announced the City of Saint Paul received a perfect score in the 2017 Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index. The index is a nationwide evaluation of municipal laws, policies, and services affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. Saint Paul has had a perfect score on the Municipal Equality Index since 2014.

“Equality is at the heart of our progressive vision for the future,” said Mayor Coleman. “We are always working to ensure that city employees, residents, and visitors to the City of Saint Paul are treated fairly and with dignity. I am so proud that this work has again been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign with a perfect score on the Municipal Equality Index.”

The Municipal Equality Index scorecard includes ratings on non-discrimination laws such as employment, housing, and public accommodations; municipalities' nondiscrimination policies as employers; efforts to promote LGBTQ city services such as Human Rights Commissions, LGBTQ liaisons to city executives and law enforcement, and anti-bullying policies in schools; and finally, city actions to include LGBTQ individuals in leadership positions and pro-LGBTQ equality legislative efforts.  

The Human Rights Campaign is the largest civil rights organization, with 1.5 million members and supporters in the United States. The group works for equity and social welfare among LGBTQ communities across the nation.

The full scorecard can be viewed here: www.hrc.org/mei.

 

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