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Is Decatur gay friendly enough?

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Is Decatur gay friendly enough?


EqualityDecatur is known for its vibrant and visible LGBT community, but a survey says the city government could be doing more to promote equality.

Decatur’s City Manger said the study doesn’t reflect reality here.

The Municipal Equality Index, published by the Human Rights Campaign, found Decatur had the lowest score of any city in the Metro area when it came to protecting the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender residents, even lagging behind Avondale Estates.

The study assigned scores to six cities in Georgia and one unincorporated community, North Druid Hills, on a scale of 0-100. Decatur scored a 27. Avondale Estates scored 56. North Druid Hills scored a 15. To see the results of the study, click here.

City Manager Peggy Merriss questioned the the study’s accuracy in an interview with WABE, saying, “I don’t know that the score reflects our actual things that we do on a day-to-day basis.”

To read the WABE story, click here.