Henderson Scores 94 out of 100 Possible Points in
2020 Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index
The City of Henderson has been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in the 2020 Municipal Equality Index (MEI). Conducted annually, the MEI is used to measure how inclusive a city’s laws, policies, and services are for the LGBTQ community. This year the City of Henderson’s MEI score rose to 94, ranking Henderson among the highest-scoring cities in the state of Nevada among those analyzed this year. Thanks to actions taken by the City of Henderson over the past few years, the City’s score rose 38 points over its 2017 MEI score of 56.
The 2020 Municipal Equality Index analyzed 506 American cities, including 10 in Nevada. The national average city score was 64. Municipalities are rated on five categories:
- Non-discrimination laws
- Municipality as an employer
- Municipal services
- Law enforcement
- City leadership's public position on equality
For the full MEI report and more information on the HRC's MEI, visit hrc.org/mei.