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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

 

Jonathan Adams - Communications Director
212-809-8585 x267
jadams@lambdalegal.org

Jonathan Adams covers the following regions/states:

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

 

Ian Wilhite - Washington DC Press Secretary
202-672-4877
iwilhite@lambdalegal.org

Ian Wilhite covers Washington DC.

Press Releases

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Ninth Circuit Denies Another Trump Administration Effort to Implement Transgender Military Ban

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied yet another attempt by the Trump Administration to implement its discriminatory plan to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services.

Puerto Rico Begins Allowing Transgender People to Change Their Birth Certificates

Starting today, the Puerto Rican government must provide accurate birth certificates to transgender Puerto Ricans that reflect their gender identity.

Puerto Rico Comienza a Permitir Correcciones de Género en Certificados de Nacimiento de Personas Transgénero

Desde hoy, el gobierno de Puerto Rico deberá proveer certificados de nacimiento corregidos a personas transgénero que reflejen su identidad de género.

Hawai`i Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case of B&B That Denied Room to Lesbian Couple

The Hawai`i Supreme Court today rejected a petition from a Hawai`i bed & breakfast seeking review of a lower court ruling that the business had violated Hawai’i’s anti-discrimination statute when it denied a room to a lesbian couple because of their sexual orientation.

Lambda Legal on the Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh

Today, Rachel B. Tiven, Chief Executive Officer of Lambda Legal, issued the following statement in response to President Trump's decision to nominate Brett Kavanaugh to be the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Military Officers, States Attorneys General and Others Urge Ninth Circuit to Maintain Block on Transgender Military Ban

Dozens of retired U.S. military officers and former national security officials have joined states attorneys general, the country's leading medical associations and leading civil rights organizations - including the NAACP Legal Defense Fund - in nine friend-of-the-court briefs urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to uphold the lower court ruling in Karnoski v. Trump and maintain the ban on implementation of the Trump administration's discriminatory ban on transgender military service.

Lambda Legal: Any Friend of Rick Santorum is No Friend of Ours

Today, Lambda Legal urged Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Feinstein to oppose the nomination of David Porter, President Trump's nominee to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Lambda Legal on the Retirement of Justice Kennedy

Today, Rachel B. Tiven, Chief Executive Officer of Lambda Legal, issued a statement in response to the retirement of Anthony Kennedy, senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Lambda Legal Decries Approval of Trump Muslim Ban

(New York, June 26, 2018) – The U.S. Supreme Court today overturned an appellate court decision and ruled in favor of the Trump Administration’s ban on immigrants and refugees from seven countries – five of them predominantly Muslim – traveling to the United States.

Lambda Legal Raises Alarm over Supreme Court Order Reversing Washington Religious Exemptions Decision That Enforced State Nondiscrimination Law

(New York, June 25, 2018) – The U.S. Supreme Court today decided to overturn the unanimous decision of the Washington Supreme Court ruling that a Richland, WA florist had violated the Washington Law Against Discrimination when she refused to sell flowers to a same-sex couple for their wedding.

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