Sixty cities scored 100 on the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) fifth annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI), which measures a city's support for LGBT rights.

“This year, dozens of cities across the nation showed they are willing to stand up for LGBTQ people in their communities even when state governments are not,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “This builds on a trend we have long observed: that local governments are at the forefront of our fight for equality. Unfortunately, our opponents have witnessed this progress too, and in recent years, anti-LGBTQ lawmakers have pushed spiteful legislation aimed at pre-empting local protections. That’s why it’s so important that we continue to not only fight for equality at the state and local levels, but to enact comprehensive federal protections for LGBTQ people under the Equality Act.”

Cities scoring perfect marks have increased steadily, starting with only 11 in 2012 and increasing to 47 in 2015.

Cities that scored 100 include Phoenix, Tempe, Tucson, Cathedral City, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, West Hollywood, Guerneville, Stamford, Orlando, Saint Petersburg, Wilton Manors, Atlanta, Chicago, Bloomington, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Iowa City, Louisville, Baltimore, Boston, Cambridge, Provincetown, Worcester, Salem, Ann Arbor, Detroit, East Lansing, Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Kansas City, St. Louis, Missoula, Enterprise, Paradise, Las Vegas, Jersey City, Albany, New York, Rochester, Yonkers, Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, Portland, Philadelphia, Providence, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Bellevue, Olympia, Seattle and Madison.

Eight cities scored zero including Auburn, Alabama; Homer, Sitka and Wasilla, Alaska; Monroe, Louisiana; Southaven, Mississippi; Clemson, South Carolina; and Sheridan, Wyoming.

The MEI rated 506 cities, including the 50 state capitals and the 200 largest cities in the United states.

(Read the full report.)