Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Rochester gets good marks on equality

Posted By on Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 9:27 AM

The Human Rights Campaign has given the City of Rochester high ranks on its 2013 Municipal Equality Index scorecard.

The city grabbed 98 out of a maximum 100 points on the scorecard, which examined a broad range of criteria, including existence of non-discrimination laws, recognition of domestic partnerships, existence of school anti-bullying policies, and whether the city has a police liaison to the LGBT community. 

But the rankings are also instructive, identifying a few areas where the city could do better. It could provide transgender-inclusive health benefits, the report says. And the city could form a human rights commission.

The report card is available here. And a listing of report cards for other cities, in New York and other states, is available here.

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