Six California cities scored perfect 100 ratings in the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) annual assessment of American cities with local laws and policies that protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people from discrimination.
The gay-rights advocacy organization’s Municipal Equality Index ranked 353 cities nationwide on several categories including nondiscrimination laws, employment practices, municipal services and law enforcement practices.
California cities earning perfect scores were Long Beach, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Diego, San Francisco and West Hollywood.
The national average is 59.
Learn about practices HRC considered.