State & Local Advocacy

State Advocacy

HRC is working for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equal rights in all 50 states. Issues affecting the rights of LGBT people in the states range from employment discrimination to relationship recognition.


As of April 1, 2015, there are more than 100 anti-LGBT bills in 29 state legislatures. To learn more about the rising tide of anti-LGBT legislation swelling across the country, click here.

Project One America

Project One America, fighting for LGBT equality in the South

Project One America is a comprehensive, multi-year campaign to dramatically expand LGBT equality in the South.

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Interactive Maps of State Laws

Interactive maps of state laws and policies

Click through the maps to learn more about state laws and policies affecting LGBT people.

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State Equality Index

State Equality Index

The SEI rates all 50 states plus Washington, D.C. in six areas and assigns them to one of four distinct categories.

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Municipal Equality Index

HRC's Municipal Equality Index ranks local municipalities on LGBT inclusivity

HRC's MEI rates cities on the basis of their inclusivity of LGBT people who live and work there.

See your city's score