Philadelphia earns perfect score – again – for LGBT protections


Philadelphia has achieved a perfect score – the third time in three years – on the 2015 Municipal Equality Index, which grades U.S. cities for the level of local protections for LGBT people.

The city was one of 47 in the United States – a record number – to attain 100 points on the 2015 scorecard compiled by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

To earn perfect scores, cities must embrace comprehensive transgender-inclusive laws and policies that often go beyond explicit protections offered by their state or the federal government.

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