Milwaukee receives perfect score on Human Rights Campaign's equality index report for 3rd straight year

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee is being recognized for their inclusiveness in the LGBTQ community.

The nation's largest LGBTQ organization, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), launched its national 2020 municipal equality index report.

The MEI is the only nationwide assessment of LGBTQ inclusiveness in municipal law and policy. 

On Wednesday, Dec. 9, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and other local LGBTQ organizations celebrated the city getting a score of 100 for the third year in a row.

"Our score demonstrates that the city of Milwaukee values everyone who lives, works and visits here," Mayor Barrett said.

"They continue to earn this score by providing non-discrimination protection for housing, employment and public accommodation for both sexual orientation and gender identity," said Wendy Strout, Wisconsin state director for the HRC.

The mayor says he has banned conversion therapy, provided other trans-inclusive health care benefits and more to help Milwaukee's LGBTQ community.

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