The City of Dublin is once again humbled to earn a perfect score on the Municipal Equality Index, reflecting the City’s vision to be the most sustainable, connected and resilient global city of choice for all.
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has published its 2023 Municipal Equality Index (MEI) Scorecard, a ranking that examines laws, policies and services and how they are inclusive of LGBTQ+ people who live and work in a municipality.
Dublin received a 100-point score for the second consecutive year. Municipalities are scored based on the following categories:
- Non-discrimination laws – The City prohibits discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based on sexual orientation and other protected statuses.
- Municipality as an employer – The City is committed to establishing and maintaining an inclusive and equitable community and works to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected characteristics.
- Municipal services – the City ensures that LGBTQ+ residents are included in City services and programs
- Law enforcement – Dublin Police Department reports hate crimes and engages with the LGBTQ+ community in a thoughtful and respectful way.
- Leadership on LGBTQ+ equality – the City received full credit for its public position on LGBTQ+ equality and pro-equality policy efforts
“We are extremely proud to once again earn a perfect score on the Municipal Equality Index,” says Robin Myers, the City’s talent development and training manager. “Dublin is city that values diversity, equity and inclusion for all. Our City has made many strides to shape Dublin as a diverse, inclusive city, and we will continue working to ensure our LGBTQ+ community is safe, welcomed and respected.”
HRC rated a total of 506 cities throughout the country in 2023, and only 129 received a perfect score.
DEI in Dublin
The City continues to focus on DEI initiatives to ensure all residents and visitors know they are welcome, safe and respected in Dublin. Learn more.
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