Tallahassee Receives High Marks for LGBT Equality

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Written by: Elizabeth White

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- The Human Rights Campaign based in Washington, DC gave Tallahassee high marks based on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender inclusion in local laws and policies.

The city was given an index value of 81, which is far above the average for the rest of Florida cities, which sits at 65. It also trumps the national average of 59.

The rankings were determined by considering promotion of equality for LGBT residents. Jim Vanriper from Equality Florida told us he was excited to hear about Tallahassee's ranking, saying "things are changing, it's becoming less of a big deal, and I think Tallahassee is really trying to walk the walk.

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