State Equality Index 2020

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.
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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…

Workplace, Laws & Legislation

Business Statement on Anti-LGBTQ State Legislation

So far, 152 companies have signed the Business Statement Opposing Anti-LGBTQ State Legislation stating their clear opposition to harmful legislation aimed at restricting the access of LGBTQ people in society.…

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 & Health Equity, 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.

Federal Policy, Laws & Legislation

THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL INSURANCE LEAVE (FAMILY) ACT

The FAMILY Act would help bridge the financial gap facing many working families following the birth or adoption of a child as well as personal or family illness requiring leave…

Federal Policy, Laws & Legislation

Sex Discrimination Report

HRC published its “Inclusive Interpretations of Sex Discrimination Law,” a report that outlines how federal courts have developed a consistent legal narrative regarding discrimination against LGBTQ people as constituting unlawful…

State & Local Policy, Laws & Legislation

MEI 2018: 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…

State & Local Policy, Laws & Legislation

HRC Equality Action Academy Training Sessions

Are you ready to make a difference by engaging in local, state or federal campaigns to pass pro-equality legislation and elect pro-equality candidates near you?