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Delaware ranks high in survey of state LGBTQ laws

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The Human Rights Campaign, a national civil rights organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, released its Annual State Equality Index looking at the impact of state laws on the LGBTQ community.

Delaware fell under the category of “Solidifying Equality,” which includes states that have basic LGBTQ protections and are now expanding and enforcing those laws. Here is the state scorecard: http://www.hrc.org/campaigns/state-equality-index

More than 125 anti-LGBTQ bills were introduced in 2017. The organization anticipates more in 2018, despite polling suggesting widespread support for LGBTQ equality.

“If an LGBTQ couple drove from Maine to California today, their legal rights and civil rights protections could change more than 20 times at state borders and city lines. The vast majority of Americans today understand that this crazy quilt of protections — and lack thereof — is wrong, impractical, and unacceptable,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “The time has come for us to do away with this ragged patchwork of state laws that fail to protect LGBTQ people equally by passing the Equality Act once and for all.”

The full report is available here: http://www.hrc.org/campaigns/state-equality-index

 

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