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While the SCOTUS ruling marked a major advancement for LGBTQ equality, there is still work to be done to ensure every workplace has inclusive policies and practices in place. Non-discrimination policies, benefits and other practices that include LGBTQ workers are essential for businesses as they compete for talent and customers. Through pioneering tools like the Corporate Equality Index, HRC works to provide employers the resources they need to improve and promote fairness in the workplace.
The 2019 MEI is the eighth annual edition and rates a total of 506 cities on 49 different criteria from every state in the nation.
See Your City's Score
As the national benchmarking tool measuring policies, practices and benefits pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) employees, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index is a…
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…
In our latest video series, experts team up to dispell some common and harmful misconceptions surrounding the lived experiences of transgender and gender nonconforming people.
Please see the 2020 Municipal Equality Index scorecard available here.
There are no changes to the MEI scorecard for 2020. In total, the MEI will reflect 100 standard points and…
The following insurance carriers have available plans without blanket exclusions for transgender surgery and other trans-related healthcare.
U.S. Federal Government Employment Policies
In 2011, the federal government, excluding the Postal Service, is the Nation's largest employer with about 2.0 million civilian employees.
At least 225 cities and counties prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of gender identity in employment ordinances that governed all public and private employers in those jurisdictions.
Americans living with HIV or AIDS may face discrimination based on their health status in many areas of life—including employment. Fortunately, federal and state laws protect against discrimination.
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…