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Taking a Stand: American Advocates for LGBTQ Rights and Hate Crimes Legislation
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Taking a Stand: American Advocates for LGBTQ Rights and Hate Crimes Legislation

FORT WORTH, Texas — American joined with dozens of other Texas-based companies today in an open letter to state lawmakers, making clear the airline supports the inclusion of LGBTQ people in nondiscrimination laws and opposes any effort to exclude the LGBTQ community from full civil rights protections under the law. The effort was led by Texas Competes, a coalition of businesses aligned on ensuring a fair and welcoming Texas for LGBTQ people. “Discrimination of any kind runs counter to American’s mission of taking care of people on life’s journey. Equity and inclusion are core values critical to the success of our company, and laws that create unequal treatment are not only bad policy, but are also bad for business,” said Molly Wilkinson, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and PRIDE EB...
NHS and social care funding
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NHS and social care funding

Thank you very much Madam Deputy Speaker, and with permission, I’d like to make a statement on the support we’re giving to the NHS and social care to help recover from the pandemic. But before turning to that, I would like to also update the House on vaccine supply and the roll-out, and set out the facts, given some of the speculation that we have seen overnight. Vaccine supply Let me set out the position absolutely straightforwardly. Throughout the vaccination programme the pace of roll-out has always been determined by the availability of supply. As I’ve said to this House many times: supply is the rate-limiting factor. The process of manufacturing vaccines is complicated and subject to unpredictability. And because we get supplies out into the field so fast, and run a h...
Easing lockdown supports high streets & fast track delivery of schools & hospitals across England introduced today
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Easing lockdown supports high streets & fast track delivery of schools & hospitals across England introduced today

New planning law enables unused commercial buildings to be changed into homes Will provide much-needed new homes across England and attract footfall to high streets New planning rules allowing for the speedy extension, of valued public buildings including schools, colleges, universities and hospitals Part of a wider package of government measures introduced to help high streets and town centres recover after lockdown and create the most small business friendly planning regime in the world. Support the hundreds of jobs that depend on housing and construction New rules allowing commercial premises to be converted into homes come into force today, as part of a package of measures to revitalise England’s cherished high streets and town centres (31 March 2021). The new...