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U.S. cities advance LGBT inclusion, even where statewide equality remains elusive

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- At a time when many states continue to drag their feet on fully-inclusive LGBT laws and policies, the nation’s cities are stepping up in record numbers to ensure that all people are treated equally, according to a report issued Wednesday by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization.

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Dallas city council committee advances ‘statement of support’ for LGBT residents

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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DALLAS -- A Dallas City Council committee on Tuesday voted in favor of a “comprehensive statement of support” for its LGBT employees and residents in an effort to address inequalities in city employment, healthcare and lobbying efforts.

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Report: Even in reddest of states, U.S. cities leading the way in LGBT equality

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
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WASHINGTON — From coast to coast, America’s cities are demonstrating a commitment to treating lLGBT people with dignity and respect by passing laws and implementing policies that treat all people equally, according to a new report by the Human Rights Campaign.

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HRC’s Municipal Equality Index details the state of LGBT equality in U.S. cities

Friday, November 30, 2012
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WASHINGTON — A new report released this week by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation found that many U.S. cities lack sufficient protections for LGBT people, even in some the “bluest” states with progressive reputations.

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