The national Human Rights Campaign (HRC) recognized Phoenix’s perfect score in the group’s latest municipal equality index.
Phoenix is one of the most improved cities in the country after the City Council passed a sweeping anti-discrimination ordinance earlier this year, according to a recent HRC report. The new law bans discrimination against individuals based on sexual orientation, gender identity or disability for the purposes of employment, public accommodations, housing, and government contracts.
The city is one of only 25 in the country to earn a top score and one of only 8 cities to earn a perfect score without a supportive state anti-discrimination law in place. Phoenix earned a score of 70 in 2012, and is the most improved city to earn a perfect score this year.
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