CARRBORO, NC -- The Town of Carrboro is pleased to announce a score of 95 in the 2023 Municipal Equality Index (MEI).
The MEI is a nationwide evaluation of 506 cities on how inclusive cities’ laws, policies, and services are of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people.
Since 2014, the Town has been rated by the Human Rights Campaign in their annual report of the MEI. The index examines how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of LGBTQ+ people who live and work there. Cities are rated based on non-discrimination laws, the municipality as an employer, municipal services, law enforcement and leadership on LGBTQ+ equality.
"I'm glad to see Carrboro once again perform well on the Municipal Equality Index," Mayor Damon Seils said. "We will continue standing up for LGBTQ+ people in our community and urge our leaders at the state level to ensure that all people are safe, welcomed, and respected in North Carolina."
To see the Town’s score, and how Carrboro compares to other cities across the nation, please visit: www.hrc.org/mei