Lambda Legal Names Charles MarLett and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher as Partners for Equality

Lambda Legal South Central Regional Office to recognize MarLett and Gibson Dunn at its annual Landmark Dinner

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05/14/2012

(Dallas, TX, May 11, 2012) - Lambda Legal's South Central Regional Office announced today that former American Airlines Corporate Secretary Charles MarLett and the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher will be recipients of the 2012 Partners for Equality Award.

The award recognizes an individual, law firm and corporation in the Dallas area for their commitment and dedication to Lambda Legal's mission to achieve equality for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and people living with HIV. The corporate recipient will be named in July and all recipients honored at the South Central Regional Office's Landmark Dinner on August 11.

"Both Chuck MarLett and Gibson Dunn, through their sponsorship, service and collaboration with Lambda Legal, have demonstrated steadfast support for our work," South Central Regional Office Director Roger Poindexter said. "We are delighted to be able to recognize them both as Partners for Equality."

Charles MarLett will be the recipient of the individual Partners for Equality award. MarLett served on Lambda Legal's National Board of Directors from 2002 to 2008 and was a member of the Executive Committee for five years, including a two-year term as Board Co-Chair. He also served as the interim Regional Director of the South Central Regional Office.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher will be the recipient of the law firm Partners for Equality award. The firm has been a long time National Supporter of Lambda Legal. They are currently providing pro-bono co-counsel services in Gill v. Devlin and Howell, Lambda Legal's lawsuit claiming Tarrant County College officials violated the U.S. Constitution by preventing a qualified candidate from interviewing for full-time teaching positions because of their belief that she is a lesbian.

The Landmark Dinner will take place Saturday, August 11, at the Hotel Palomar.

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Press contact:  Tom Warnke, Cell: 213-841-4503: Email:twarnke@lambdalegal.org
 
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.