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.

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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Maps of State Laws

map of states with same sex marriage

Download maps detailing marriage, adoption, hospital visitation, employment and other laws.

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Equality from State to State

Wondering in which states you can be fired for being gay? Read our report of state laws

Read our summary of state legislation introduced and passed in 2013 affecting LGBT people.

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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