Hoboken and Jersey City are among five municipalities to receive perfect scores for their LGBTQ+ policies from the Human Rights Campaign.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“We applaud so many local leaders for the progress we have seen. However, it is increasingly critical that municipal and city leaders address the many hurdles that have yet to be overcome as we fight to uphold the safety and dignity our LGBTQ+ community deserves,” HRC Foundation President Kelley Robinson said on their website.
“We honor our responsibility to our communities to work together to advance equity and equality, particularly for our most vulnerable. Together, alongside our incredible partners at the Equality Federation Institute and our statewide LGBTQ+ organizations, we will continue to build safe, welcoming and inclusive cities and municipalities for all LGBTQ+ people, without exception.”
The 11th annual study conducted by the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ civil rights advocacy group also names Lambertville, Montclair, and Princeton.
HRC reviewed 506 municipalities across the country, with 118 of them receiving a flawless score for their municipal laws and policies that are LGBTQ+ inclusive.
Hoboken has scored 100 on the Municipal Equality Index for three of the past four years, while Jersey City has achieved a 100 score for the past two years.