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Gay Rights Group Ranks 4 Oklahoma Cities In 2014 Index

Human Rights Campaign

A report from a gay civil rights group says the city of Norman ranks higher than the national average for supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

The third annual report from the Human Rights Campaign ranks more than 350 cities nationwide, including four in Oklahoma — Broken Arrow, Norman, Oklahoma City, and Tulsa. The 2014 Municipal Equality Index rated cities based on 47 separate criteria under categories like non-discriminatory laws, relationship recognition, law enforcement, and employment policies.

The national average score was 59 out of 100 possible points. Norman scored 61, Oklahoma City was 37, Tulsa was 40 and Broken Arrow scored a 20.

The highest ranking scores were in New England and Mid-Atlantic and Western regions, while the lowest scores were in the Southwest and Southeast.

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