Philadelphia Rated Most Gay-friendly City In Pa.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – When it comes to the inclusivity of policies, laws and services in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love earns a perfect score.
According to gay rights group the Human Rights Campaign, Philly racked up 100 points out of a possible 100 (with 20 available bonus points) on the 2013 Municipal Equality Index.
The index examines the laws, policies and services available in 291 U.S. cities and ranks them on their inclusivity of the LGBT living there. Philadelphia earned top scores in all categories, including “Relationship Recognition,” “Municipal Services” and “Non-discrimination Laws.”
On the flip side of the coin, Allentown earned the lowest score of the six Pa. cities, earning just 50 points.
In NJ, Jersey City also got a perfect 100, while Trenton was ranked the least gay-friendly with 57. And all four Del. cities examined – Rehoboth Beach, Newark, Wilmington and Dover – did poorly, with Rehoboth Beach faring the best of the four.
To see the full scorecard, click here.