Wilton Manors, Florida (October 25, 2017) – For the fourth consecutive year, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has awarded Wilton Manors with a perfect score of 100 in the HRC’s Municipal Equality Index (MEI).
Out of the 506 cities that were scored nationwide, a record breaking 68 cities scored a perfect 100 this year. Four Florida cities achieved this honor: Wilton Manors, Tallahassee, Orlando and St. Petersburg. Not only did Wilton Manors receive a perfect score of 100, Wilton Manors is also an “MEI All-Star,” receiving a high score in a state without LGBT supportive laws. Nine cities in Florida share this honor, with scores ranging from 86 to 100.
“Treating all individuals with respect and equal rights is not negotiable in the Island City,” said Mayor Gary Resnick. “This type of recognition is the result of our community continuously coming together and working together to achieve harmony. We are so proud to have been recognized alongside the four other cities in Florida and hope we can serve as an example for other cities across the nation.”
Overall HRC examines how inclusive municipal laws, policies and services are towards an area’s LGBTQ community. For more information about the City of Wilton Manors, visit www.wiltonmanors.com. Further information about the Human Rights Campaign can be found at www.hrc.org/mei.