Athens scores 19 out of 100 on Municipal Equality Index by Human Rights Campaign

The internationally recognized Human Rights Campaign recently released the results of the 2015 Municipal Equality Index. HRC evaluated over 400 cities, including 8 in Georgia. Athens received just 19 out of a possible 100 points, tied for second-lowest in Georgia (the other Georgia cities: Atlanta-100, Augusta-12, Avondale Estates-41, Columbus-40, Decatur-28, North Druid Hills-12, Savannah-19).

One category measured was the existence of a Human Relations Commission. Both Atlanta and Columbus received maximum points for this category, while Athens received zero. The good news is that Athens has a great opportunity to change that! The Columbus commission, the Mayor’s Commission on Unity, Diversity, and Prosperity, is structured similarly to what Athens for Everyone and the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement have proposed.


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