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Early Stimulus Reports Show Gain In Teaching, Construction Jobs

Teachers, construction workers and public safety officials appear to be the initial winners from the states' share of the $787 billion federal economic stimulus package, according to the first quarterly reports filed by states to show how many jobs the rescue plan saved or created.

Leeza Gibbons and Sharon Gless honored at Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing's Fall Garden Party Benefit!

(LOS ANGELES) /PRNewswire/ -- Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing (GLEH), the nation's only affordable housing development and organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) older adults, announced that it raised over $250,000 at its 8th annual Garden Party event entitled "Celebrating Equality's Pioneers." The amount raised came from corporate sponsorships, ticket sales, as well as

ENDA's Introduction Announced in the House

The National Center for Transgender Equality applauds the introduction of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) as a vital step towards employment equality for all Americans.

Inclusive ENDA Introduced in the Senate

A fully inclusive version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) was introduced today in the Senate with bipartisan support. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon), joined by Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Edward M. Kennedy (D-Massachusetts), introduced the bill, which would ban employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Hearing on ENDA in House of Representatives

The House Committee on Education and Labor, led by Chairman George Miller, heard testimony this morning about the devastating impact of workplace discrimination faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. The hearing was part of the Committee’s work on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), HR 3017.

Study Finds Differing Long-Term Effects of Hand-Held Cellphone Laws

(ARLINGTON, VA.) /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Phoning while driving and texting behind the wheel are in the news. This is the highway safety issue of the moment, the subject of cartoons and, on a more serious side, the focus of legislation. A key question is whether such laws succeed in changing patterns of driver cellphone use.

Mayor Newsom Commits to Limits on State Contractors’ Business With Iran

(San Francisco, CA)— Mayor Newsom has affirmed his commitment to limits on state contractors' business ties with the energy interests of Iran. As Governor, Newsom would sign an executive order requiring disclosure of any connection with the Iranian energy sector or any firm assisting the regime with sensitive technology.