Houston Scored Second To Last For LGBTQ+ Equality By National Human Rights Campaign, El Paso Labeled Worst In Texas.
HOUSTON Oct 31 — National LGBT+ watchdog group, the Human Rights Campaign has ranked the Nations fourth largest city as one of the State’s worst cities for LGBTQ+ equality. Houston scored a low 71 points out of a possible 100, the Human Rights Campaign claims.
Other major Texas cities like Austin, Ft Worth and Dallas were issued perfect scores, the study says. The Human Rights Campaign’s 2016 Municipal Equality Index labeled El Paso as the worst for LGBTQ+ Equality with a score of 57.
The report rates American cities based on non-discrimination laws, employment policies, city services, law enforcement fairness, and municipal relationships. The
Municipal Equality Index has 44 different criteria’s and five categories.
Houston’s lack of any non-discrimination ordnances, and failure of H.E.R.O. [Houston Equal Rights Ordinance], rejected by ; played a key role to its low ranking, losing 30 point. Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth all have similar ordinances