The City of Overland Park maintained a high Municipal Equality Index score in 2022.
The Human Rights Campaign, which issues the annual scorecard examining how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of LGBTQ people who live and work there, awarded Overland Park with a score of 92 out of 100 possible points.
“Overland Park has long had a culture of welcoming and belonging, and the recent recognition from the Human Rights Campaign is representative of the work we’re doing to make sure all residents feel at home here,” said Mayor Curt Skoog.
The 2022 score accounts for non-discrimination efforts on the City’s part, including adoption of a nondiscrimination ordinance prohibiting discrimination in employment, housing or public accommodation based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
The City’s 2022 scorecard also accounts for the City’s:
- Nondiscrimination initiatives for City employees,
- Public facilities that have all-gender restrooms,
- Transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits,
- Requirements that contractors comply with Overland Park’s non-discrimination ordinance, and
- Reporting of hate crime statistics to the FBI, and
- Youth bullying prevention services for the community.
To see Overland Park’s full scorecard and other cities’ scores, visit hrc.org/mei.
If you feel you have been discriminated against on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, a complaint form is available on the City website.