Dec 20, 2015 2:54 AM GMT
In 2015, record number of US cities offered LGBT rights, report says
A record number of American cities offered their LGBT residents legal protections against discrimination in 2015, a new report finds.
The Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) 2015 Municipal Equality Index found that 32 million people now live in cities with explicit and comprehensive equal-rights policies. And though 31 states do not have nondiscrimination protections in housing and employment for LGBT people, the study reinforces an upward trend over the past three years in the number of US cities with such laws.
The findings, some say, reflect both the momentum and the pushback that the LGBT rights movement has faced since the US Supreme Court in June ruled in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide