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Media Contacts

Tom Warnke - Media Relations Director
213-382-7600 x 247
twarnke@lambdalegal.org

Tom Warnke covers the following regions/states:

Western Region:
Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

South Central Region:
Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

 

Graciela Gonzalez – Senior Public Information Officer
312-663-4413 x329
ggonzalez@lambdalegal.org

Graciela covers the following regions/states:

Midwest Region:
Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota

 

Samy Nemir – Public Information Officer

212-809-8585 x 240
snemir@lambdalegal.org

Samy Nemir covers the following regions/states:

Southern Region:
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

Headquarters Region:
Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Washington DC

 

Jonathan Adams - Communications Director

212-809-8585 x267
jadams@lambdalegal.org

Press Releases

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Supreme Court Allows Texas’ Six-Week Abortion Ban to Go Into Effect

“The right to decide if, when, and how to have a family is incredibly important in its own right, and is also inextricably intertwined with the right of all people—and particularly LGBTQ people—to define who they are, because, at their core, these rights are about personal autonomy and self-determination.”

VICTORY! Fourth Circuit Rules North Carolina Can Be Sued for Violating the Affordable Care Act Over Discriminatory Anti-Transgender State Employee Health Care Plan

Groundbreaking decision marks first time that a federal appellate court rules that ‘sovereign immunity’ does not protect state entities from liability under Affordable Care Act if they receive federal funding.

Lambda Legal Sues Virginia Department of Corrections on Behalf of Incarcerated Transgender Man Denied Medically Necessary Health Care

“The only thing I am asking is to be treated fairly and have access to the same standard of healthcare that other incarcerated people receive."

Lambda Legal Celebrates “Keeping Youth Safe and Healthy Act” Becoming Illinois Law

Creates age-appropriate learning standards for public schools that choose to teach comprehensive personal health and safety education and comprehensive sexual health education

Lambda Legal Celebrates “Keeping Youth Safe and Healthy Act” Becoming Illinois Law

Creates age-appropriate learning standards for public schools that choose to teach comprehensive personal health and safety education and comprehensive sexual health education

Lambda Legal Celebrates Illinois Appellate Decision Vindicating Transgender Woman in Fight Against Hobby Lobby

“This decision is a win for all transgender people in Illinois and their right to be affirmed in their identities and to be treated with respect.”

MA Supreme Judicial Court Declares LGBTQ People Must Be Protected from Discrimination in Jury Selection, Reaffirms that Challenges to Discriminatory Strikes on the Basis of Race or Any Protected Class Must be Addressed Individually

The SJC also explicitly articulated for the first time that sexual orientation is a protected class for purposes of a Batson-Soares objection to peremptory challenges

Lambda Legal Mourns Passing of Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador and Champion for LGBTQ Rights, Jim Hormel

“Lambda Legal, our movement, and I have lost a great and irreplaceable friend, one I will truly and deeply miss.”

Lambda Legal Welcomes Kristine Kippins as New Deputy Legal Director for Policy

Lambda Legal today announces that Kristine Kippins has joined the organization as the new Deputy Legal Director for Policy, based in its Washington, D.C. office.

Tenth Circuit Affirms Federal Trial Court Ruling Rejecting Anti-LGBTQ License to Discriminate

“The appellate court today saw through ADF’s transparent and continuing effort to secure a ‘free to discriminate’ card to exempt 303 Creative from abiding by the laws all other Colorado businesses are expected to follow.”

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