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New study shows Michigan cities differ on LGBT equality

Nov 18, 2014

The Human Rights Campaign has issued this year's Municipal Equality Index, which measures how LGBT-friendly cities are.

Michigan's results are rather divided. East Lansing received a perfect score, making them one of only 15 cities in the country to get 100. Warren, on the other hand, received only a 10.

“We need to not have gaps in the state,” Sommer Foster of Equality Michigan said. “I think we can't have one place where they have a 100% score and another place where they have a 10% score.” 

The state's overall score was about 57 out of 100.

Some of the factors that determine the scores are relationship recognition, non-discrimination laws, municipality as employer, services and programs, and more.

Take a look at how these Michigan cities have been ranked over time. 

An infographic showing how Michigan cities have ranked on the HRC's Municipal Equality Index
Credit Paige Pfleger / Michigan Radio

– Paige Pfleger, Michigan Radio Newsroom