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Municipal Equality Index Shows Noteworthy Progress on Transgender Equality

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 5th annual Municipal Equality Index was released this week, and among its encouraging findings is the consequential progress being made on transgender equality in cities across America. This continues a positive trend that the MEI has tracked - and encouraged - since 2012. Transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits are being offered to employees of 86 municipalities this year - up from 66 in 2015 and just five in 2012 - and the growth of cities offering those benefits to their employees outpaces the growth in the number of cities rated.
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