CHARLOTTE, NC – When it comes to including and protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, not all major cities in North Carolina are on the same page, according to a new ranking.
HRC, which is the largest LGBTQ rights group in the United States, releases its annual report MEI measurements to highlight the effectiveness of local governments in ensuring the inclusion of LGBTQ rights in their laws, policies and services. HRC ranks communities on non-discrimination laws and how a jurisdiction acts as an employer, as well as its services, law enforcement, and the public position on the equality of its leaders.
In our state, the main cities for LGBTQ inclusion and protections are Chapel Hill, Greensboro and Carrboro. Cary, Wilmington and Fayetteville arrived with the lowest scores, according to the survey.
âThe city has done a great job, we really wanted to focus on thisChapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger said, Chapelboro.com reported. get a better score but also a better quality of life in Chapel Hill? ‘”
Statewide, however, there is still work to be done to bring laws to parity with other states. North Carolina does not have legal protection for transgender people and is one of 13 states where crimes targeting gender identity or sexual orientation are not considered hate crimes, the site said. Web.
Here’s how cities in North Carolina got links to their reports:
More information on MEI 2020 scores can be found that heD.
Michael O’Connell, Patch staff, contributed