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Tulsa graded on LGBT treatment

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Updated: 11/28/2012 2:53 pm Published: 11/28/2012 2:52 pm

A new report studying the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender residents scored Tulsa with 41 out of 100 points.

The Municipal Equality Index was released by the Human Rights Campaign on Tuesday. The index rates inclusion in municipal law and scores cities on everything from non-discrimination laws to employment.

Tulsa did not receive any points for non-discrimination laws and relationship recognition and the city received 5 out of 26 points for how employers treat LGBT employees.

Toby Jenkins with the Equality Center doesn’t agree with that part of the score, “it kind of gave the indication that the city might not be as inclusive and welcoming as it is. Many of our elected officials support the work here. Many of our corporations most of our family foundations are very generous to our work at the equality center.”

The index looked at 137 cities. Oklahoma City received 26 out of 100 points.

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Gladys Crump - 12/1/2012 1:23 AM
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When are they going to grade Tulsa for its treatment of fat women...or Native Americans....or elderly drivers....or ugly people? Good grief, wonder how much this worthless and unnecessary study cost the taxpayers, if you don't like the way people treat you here, move somewhere else, no one is forcing anyone to live here, everyone is a whining crybaby now, WTF!
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