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Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Part I. Non-Discrimination Laws
This category evaluates whether discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is prohibited in areas of employment, housing, and public accommodations.

Employment 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0
Housing 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Public Accommodations 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Part I: 6 out of 18 Points


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Part II. Relationship Recognition
Marriage, civil unions, and comprehensive domestic partnerships are matters of state policy; cities and counties have only the power to create domestic partner registries.

Marriage Equality
12 0
Civil Unions
12 0
Domestic Partnerships 12 0
Domestic Partner Registry 12 0 0
Total Part II: 0 out of 12 Points
BONUS POINTS:
Municipality was forced to stop providing a domestic partner registry as a result of restrictive state law
+2     0


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Part III. Municipality as Employer
By offering equivalent benefits and protections to LGBT employees, and by awarding contracts to fair-minded businesses, municipalities commit themselves to treating LGBT employees equally.

Non-Discrimination in City Employment 5 5 5 0
Domestic Partner Health Benefits 4 0
Legal Dependant Benefits 2 0
Equivalent Family Leave 2 0
City Contractor Non-Discrimination Ordinance 2 2 2 0
City Contractor Equal Benefits Ordinance 4 0
Total Part III: 7 out of 26 Points
BONUS POINTS:
Grossing Up of Employee Benefits
+3     0
BONUS POINTS:
Transgender-Inclusive Healthcare Benefits
+4     0
BONUS POINTS:
Municipality is a Welcoming Place to Work
+2     0


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Part IV. Municipal Services
This section assesses the efforts of the city to ensure LGBT constituents are included in city services and programs.

Human Rights Commission 7 7
LGBT Liaison in the Mayor’s Office 5 0
Enumerated Anti-Bullying School Policies 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Part IV: 7 out of 18 Points
BONUS POINTS:
City provides services to particularly vulnerable populations of the LGBT community.
+2     0


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Part V. Municipality as Law Enforcement
Fair enforcement of the law includes responsible reporting of hate crimes and engaging with the LGBT community in a thoughtful and respectful way.

LGBT Police Liaison or Task Force 8 0
Reported 2011 Hates Crimes Statistics to the FBI 10 10
Total Part V: 10 out of 18 Points


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Part VI. Relationship with the LGBT Community
This category measures the city leadership’s commitment to fully include the LGBT community and to advocate for full equality.

Leadership’s Public Position on LGBT Equality 5 0
Leadership’s Pro-Equality Legislative or Policy Efforts 3 0
Total Part VI: 0 out of 8 Points
BONUS POINTS:
Openly LGBT elected or appointed municipal leaders
+3     0
BONUS POINTS:
City engages with the LGBT community
+2     0
BONUS POINTS:
Cities are pro-equality despite restrictive state law
+2     0


  Total Parts I-VI 30
  Total Bonus 0
  Final Score
(Cannot exceed 100 points)
30