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Bloomington receives perfect score on Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index


The City of Bloomington received a perfect score on the Municipal Equality Index for the eighth year in a row, according to a release from the city.   

The MEI measures how inclusive American cities are for the LGBTQ community, according to the Human Rights Campaign website. The index measures equality based on non-discrimination laws, law enforcement and LGBTQ leadership. 

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“Beyond celebration, however, we can stand on this firm foundation and do more because we know that there is work to be done and this index does not reflect the experiences of everyone in Bloomington,” Mayor John Hamilton said in the release. 

Bloomington is the only Indiana city to receive a perfect score, according to the release.

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The 2022 report evaluated 506 U.S. cities, and 120 of them received perfect scores.

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