St. Louis, Kansas City Rank High in Gay Rights Report

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A report on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality in American cities paints a positive view of St. Louis.

The national study by the Human Rights Campaign ranked five Missouri cities on a scale of one to 100 for LGBT inclusion in municipal law.

St. Louis scored 100 points, as did Kansas City. Columbia received 74 points, Springfield 37, and Jefferson City only 12 points.

The average score in Missouri was 65 points. Nationally, the average was 57 points.

In Illinois, the state capitol of Springfield scored 78 points and Champaign 74 points while Chicago received the perfect score of 100.

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