The Human Rights Campaign works with every branch of the federal government and in all 50 states to ensure that LGBTQ issues receive the attention and respect they deserve. Whether it’s lobbying for the passage of pro-equality legislation, monitoring the records of judicial nominees on LGBTQ equality, or advocating for fair-minded regulatory changes, HRC works every day to secure full rights, protections and benefits for LGBTQ people.

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The Equality Act

The Equality Act would would provide consistent and explicit anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people across key areas of life, including employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded…

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Laws & Legislation, State & Local Policy

MEI 2020: See Your City's Score

HRC's Municipal Equality Index (MEI) demonstrates the ways that many cities can—and do—support the LGBTQ people who live and work there, even where states and the federal government have failed…

Laws & Legislation

Customer Non-Discrimination Act

The Customer Non-Discrimination Act would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in public accommodations. Additionally, it would update…

Federal Policy, Elections, Allies, Laws & Legislation

Trump's Timeline of Hate

Since the moment Donald Trump and Mike Pence walked into the White House, they have attacked the progress we have made toward full equality for the LGBTQ community and undermined…

Your Elected Officials

Search here to find how your federal elected officials stand on legislation that impacts the LGBTQ community.

Municipal Equality Index 2020

The 2020 MEI is the ninth annual edition and rates a total of 506 cities on 49 different criteria from every state in the nation.
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State Equality Index 2019

The SEI rates all 50 states plus Washington, D.C. in six areas of law and assigns the states to one of four distinct categories.
Check your state's scorecard by texting…

State Scorecards

The State Equality Index is an annual comprehensive state-by-state report that provides a review of statewide laws and policies that affect LGBTQ people and their families. The scorecards below are…

Municipality Database

There are many ways that cities can — and do — support their LGBTQ residents and employees. The Municipal Equality Index was designed by the HRC Foundation to help residents…

State & Local Policy, Laws & Legislation

MEI 2019: See Your City's Score

HRC's Municipal Equality Index (MEI) demonstrates the ways that many cities can—and do—support the LGBTQ people who live and work there, even where states and the federal government have failed…

HIV & AIDS, Laws & Legislation, Federal Policy

PrEP Access and Coverage Act

The PrEP Access and Coverage Act would require all private and public insurance plans to cover the HIV prevention pill and related services with no out-of-pocket costs for patients.