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The Human Rights Campaign recently ranked more than U. The index scores municipalities for their policies and local services. Xavier Persad is author of the index and legislative counsel to the Human Rights Campaign.
Persad said the index has shown major gains in local LGBTQ protections across the country in the past 10 years, with every key measure reaching a new record this year. Greensboro scored especially well for its treatment of city employees. Greensboro also received multiple bonus points for providing specific services to the transgender community and to LGBTQ elders, youth and the homeless. Criteria in that category reward cities for enacting local laws that would protect all residents from bias in housing, employment and public accommodations.
Johnson is speaking of House Billthe replacement law to the more well-known HB2which both prevent cities from enacting certain local non-discrimination ordinances. Johnson said Equality NC would ideally like to see the General Assembly enact statewide non-discrimination laws, but for now the state will not allow local governments to do so. She said the efforts cities have made to support their LGBTQ residents show there is a demand for more non-discrimination measures.
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