Rockford Increases Score in
2020 Municipal Equality Index
ROCKFORD, Ill. – The Human Rights Campaign recently released its annual
Municipal Equality Index (MEI) scorecard. The MEI examines the laws, policies and
services of municipalities and rates them on the basis of their inclusivity of LGBTQ
people who live and work in the city.
Since 2018, the City has improved by 22 points.
Among other things, the City has adopted a Non-Discrimination Ordinance for City
contractors; established a Community Relations Commission to address issues of
equality, equity and discrimination; proclaimed June as LGBTQ Pride Month; and more
widely distributed information on City job openings.
“The MEI Scorecard is an important benchmark and provides cities with accountability
and a way to measure their progress,” says Mayor Tom McNamara. “Most importantly,
the scorecard illustrates these measures are the right thing to do for our residents and
View the full survey at www.hrc.org/mei
The Human Rights Campaign represents more than 3 million members and supporters
nationwide and is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil
rights organization in the United States. HRC works to ensure LGBTQ people can enjoy
their basic equal rights, and be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the
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