For the first time in its 10 year history, more than 100 cities rated a score of 100 on Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index — 110 to be exact.
That includes five in Texas. In the DFW area, Arlington joined Dallas and Fort Worth with a 100 score. Among Dallas suburbs, Garland received at score of 24, Grand Prairie 36, McKinney 36, Mesquite 39, Irving 47 and Plano 64.
The categories cities are rated on include employment protection, housing and public accommodations. This year, 500 cities are included in the MEI including the 200 largest cities in the U.S., all 50 state capitals, the largest cities in each state, 25 mid-size cities that have the largest proportion of same-sex couples and 99 cities that are the home to each