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Madison gets top rating in LGBT index; Green Bay has low score

A gay pride flag.
A gay pride flag.

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Madison received a top rating of 100 in the Human Rights Campaign's annual Municipal Equality Index for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered persons. 

Milwaukee also fared well, with a rating of 91. Green Bay had a relatively low score of 48.

The Human Rights Campaign evaluated 291 cities, at least three in each state. The ratings were based on how fairly LGBT people are treated in local laws, policies, and municipal services. 

Madison and Minneapolis were among just 25 cities that got perfect scores. Milwaukee fell just short of perfection, mainly because it does not require that contractors provide equal benefits for LGBT workers. 

Green Bay fell short in several categories involving its non-discrimination laws, while not ensuring that LGBT individuals are included in city services. The report also said Green Bay does not have a specialized police liaison or task force, and the city's overall relationship with the LGBT community has room for improvement. 

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