Municipal Equality Index score celebrates Overland Park’s inclusivity

Overland Park’s Municipal Equality Index score is the highest in Kansas.

The Municipal Equality Index examines how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of LGBTQ people who live and work there.

The City’s 2019 score is 86 out of a possible 100 points.

The Index recognized Overland Park for its enforceable non-discrimination ordinance, inclusive practices as an employer, cooperation in hate crime law enforcement, and leadership stances on LGBTQ equality.

The City’s 2019 score is a 169 percent increase from the City’s 2018 score of 32 points.

Read Overland Park’s full scorecard on the Human Rights Commission Municipal Equality Index website.