Wilton Manors Receives A Perfect Score in the Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index for the Second Year in a Row

Dec 17, 2015, 23:00 ET from City of Wilton Manors

WILTON MANORS, Fla., Dec. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Human Rights Campaign 2015 Municipal Equality Index, for the second year in a row, the City of Wilton Manors is perfect. The City was once again recognized for being a leader in supporting equality and crafting city laws and policies that treat gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals the same as their heterosexual counterparts.

The Washington D.C.-based Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index is a nationwide survey of 408 cities that evaluates local government laws and policies that deal with issues such as domestic partnership benefits and anti-discrimination laws on how inclusive they are of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

"The City of Wilton Manors has embraced its reputation as a destination for the LGBT community and is proud of this recognition from the HRC," said Mayor Gary Resnick. "Wilton Manors has long been recognized as a leader in supporting equality and benefiting from diversity with substantial increases in property values and business investment, and this additional recognition from the HRC only further bolsters the increasing growth in tourism, business investment and new residents in our city."

The scoring system for the 2015 Equality Index included several revisions including eliminating relationship recognition as a criteria and weighing non-discrimination, including in city employment, more heavily.

For more information about the City of Wilton Manors, visit www.wiltonmanors.com.

Wilton Manors was laid out in 1925 by Edward John "Ned" Willingham, a land developer from Georgia, as an upscale residential community.  It was recognized as a Village in 1947 and incorporated as a City in 1953. Today, the City of Wilton Manors offers all the benefits of a big city from shopping, to hip restaurants and bars, a burgeoning arts community and tons of community events, yet still maintains a cozy, community-feeling offering miles of natural waterways perfect for kayaking, paddle boarding and other outdoor activities. Recently named the "Second Gayest City" in the United States, the City of Wilton Manors celebrates a diverse population of approximately 12,000 residents.  To learn more about the live, work and play opportunities in Wilton Manors call (954) 390-2100 or visit www.wiltonmanors.com.

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SOURCE City of Wilton Manors