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Human Rights Campaign rates South Dakota cities

measurementHuman Rights Campaign has released their Municipal Equality Index for cities across the Nation. The MEI rates cities on 5 broad categories concerning LGBTQ+ issues:

  1. Non-discrimination laws
  2. Municipality’s employment policies
  3. Inclusiveness of city services
  4. Law enforcement
  5. Municipal leadership on matters of equality


The ratings (with 100 being a perfect score) for cities in South Dakota are:

  • Brookings – 52
  • Sioux Falls – 28
  • Rapid City – 22
  • Aberdeen – 18
  • Watertown – 18
  • Vermillion – 15
  • Pierre – 12

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