Chicago earns high marks in HRC city-level LGBT equality index

Chicago received high marks for LGBT-friendly policies, inclusion and equality at a city level in a new report by the Human Rights Campaign Tuesday and missed a perfect score by only a handful of points.

The HRC in partnership with the Equality Federation Institute and the Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute analyzed and scored 137 municipalities in its first-ever Municipal Equality Index, including 50 state capitals, the most populous cities, and the top 25 large, mid-size and small municipalities with high concentrations of same-sex couples. While Chicago earned a 95 on the 100-point scale, 11 cities — Seattle, Los Angeles, St. Louis and more — received perfect scores.

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