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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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Lambda Legal Statement on the Verdict in the Ahmaud Arbery Killing

Lambda Legal today issued this statement following the verdict in the Ahmaud Arbery killing:

“While we are relieved that justice was served today for Ahmaud Arbery and his family, no verdict can erase the pain and agony his family has endured. Our hope is that they can find the strength to carry forward in the wake of their unspeakable loss.”

Texas Politicians’ Attempts to Ban Books is Unlawful According to Civil Rights Groups

"We will not stand by and watch politicians play games with the education and wellbeing of our children.”

Indiana Appeals Court Revives Fired Gay Catholic School Teacher’s Lawsuit against the Indianapolis Archdiocese

“Joshua Payne-Elliott just wants the chance to make his case in court. The Indiana Court of Appeals today ruled that he will get that opportunity.”

Lambda Legal's Statement on the Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict

Lambda Legal CEO Kevin Jennings today issued this statement following the verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.

Lambda Legal: Biden Admin Reversal of Discriminatory Trump-Era Policy That Harmed Prospective LGBTQ Parents Important First Step

Leading civil rights advocacy group vows to continue fight until HHS ends all of its discriminatory policies

Lambda Legal and Americans United Reject Government Attempt to Duck LGBT Nondiscrimination Obligations

“This proposal doubles down on the discrimination and harm caused when the federal government first sanctioned and enabled USCCB’s refusal to allow Fatma and Bryn to apply to foster a refugee child…”

Lambda Legal Sues North Carolina to End Birth Certificate Discrimination for Transgender People

Today, Lambda Legal, alongside the firms Baker Botts LLP and Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, filed a federal lawsuitchallenging the State of North Carolina’s discriminatory policy requiring transgender people to have undergone “sex reassignment surgery” in order for them to obtain an accurate birth certificate reflecting who they are. 

Lambda Legal Commends IOC for Reaffirming Its Commitment to Fairness and Inclusion in Athletics

“[F]or the IOC to issue a framework that explicitly rejects the categorical ban on transgender athletes from elite level competition should send a clear message to all.”

Civil Rights Advocates Bring Federal Court Challenge to Tennessee Law Banning Trans Students in School Sports

“Luc just wants to play golf with other boys, to be part of the team, and to improve his game. Like all kids, he just wants to play.”

Victory! Lambda Legal Secures Social Security Survivor's Benefits for Same-Sex Partners

Today, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Social Security Administration (SSA) dismissed their Ninth Circuit appeals of two nationwide class actions won by Lambda Legal in favor of surviving same-sex spouses and partners denied equal access to social security survivor’s benefits. This development affects individuals who were unable to meet the requirement for survivor’s benefits that they be married for a minimum of nine months because of discriminatory marriage laws.

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