Iowa City ranked high on a national Human Rights Index

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 21, 2013 5:00 AM

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Iowa City recently scored 90 out of 100 points on the Human Rights Campaign Municipal Index for its LGBT awareness. The index examines how the laws and policies include members of the LGBT communication.

The index is done through the Human Rights Campaign, the largest civil-rights organization in the country. The rating encompassed the cities’ nondiscrimination laws, relationship recognition, municipality as an employer, law enforcement, and relationship with the LGBT community
Iowa City was one of 291 cities nationwide chosen to be examined. The city received credit for its nondiscrimination, relationship recognition, municipality as an employer and services and programs. It also received no credit for its relationship with the LGBT community.

Of the Iowa cities reviewed, Iowa City and Davenport received the highest scores at 90; Des Moines received 88 and Cedar Rapids received 63 points.

— By Stacey Murray

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