COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — The City of Columbus earned a perfect score as part of a ranking of LGBTQ protections in American cities by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).
Columbus scored a 100 out of 100, earning near-perfect marks in each category. The categories included "Non-Discrimination Laws," "Municipality as Employer," "Municipal Services," Law Enforcement," and "Leadership of LGBTQ Eqaulity."
HRC said a record 88 cities earned the highest score, up from 68 in 2018 and 11 in 2012.
“These inclusive and welcoming cities are standing up to the unrelenting attacks on the LGBTQ community by the Trump-Pence administration, and sending a clear message that the fair and equal treatment of our community, our families and our neighbors is a true American value,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “This year’s Municipal Equality Index shows that across the country, city leaders are working tirelessly to ensure that their constituents can secure housing, make a living and participate in community life without being discriminated against because of who they are."
The other Central Ohio city scored was Dublin, which scored 31 out of 100.
Other Ohio rankings can be found online here.