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Tom Warnke - Media Relations Director
213-382-7600 x 247

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
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Midwest Region:
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Samy Nemir – Public Information Officer

212-809-8585 x 240

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

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Press Releases

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Lambda Legal Statement On Union Contract Ratification

Today, Lambda Legal’s employee union announced the ratification of its inaugural union contract with the organization.

Lambda Legal and Indiana Youth Group Move to Join Lawsuit to Protect Transgender Students

Today, Lambda Legal filed legal papers on behalf of Indiana Youth Group (IYG) to join a lawsuit in a case before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana to protect the interests of transgender students from attack by a teacher who sued the Brownsburg Community School Corporation after officials asked him to refer to transgender students in his classroom accurately by their full names, as requested by their parents and recorded in the school’s database.

Lambda Legal to District Court: Rescinding Job Offer Due to HIV Status is Illegal Discrimination

(Thursday, August 15, 2019, Lafayette, LA) – Lambda Legal today urged a federal district court judge to find that Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal violated the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when he rescinded a job offer for William “Liam” Pierce to serve as a sheriff’s deputy after learning that Pierce was a person living with HIV.

Lambda Legal to HHS: Health Care Discrimination Against LGBT People is Illegal

(Washington, D.C., August 14, 2019) – Yesterday, Lambda Legal submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services objecting to a proposed rule change that seeks to roll back the protections under the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) nondiscrimination provision (also known as Section 1557) that prohibit discrimination in health care on the basis of sex.

Lambda Legal: Proposed New Rule for Federal Contractors Another Invitation to Discriminate

This morning the U.S Department of Labor announced a proposed new rule for federal contractors through its Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). The proposed new rule would greatly expand the ability of employers receiving federal contracts to avoid current employment nondiscrimination requirements for religious reasons.

Military Experts, Medical Associations and HIV Advocates Oppose Trump DOD’s Discharge Policy for HIV-Positive Airmen

(New York, NY, July 26, 2019) — Military leaders, medical associations, public health groups, and HIV advocates joined three friend-of-the court briefs filed today in support of a federal lawsuit challenging the Pentagon’s discriminatory policies, which prevent service members living with HIV from deploying to most locations outside the United States.

Same-Sex Georgia Couple Sues U.S. State Department for Refusing to Recognize Their One-Year-Old Daughter’s Citizenship

Today, Lambda Legal, Immigration Equality, and pro bono counsel Morgan Lewis filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia against the U.S. State Department for refusing to recognize the citizenship of Simone Mize-Gregg, the daughter of U.S. citizens Derek Mize and Jonathan Gregg.

Court Approves Settlement in H.B. 2 Replacement Case

The State of North Carolina cannot use H.B. 142, the law that replaced H.B. 2, to prevent transgender individuals from using public restrooms and other facilities in state government buildings that match their gender under an agreement approved today by a federal court.

Lambda Legal Urges the House to Pass the National Defense Authorization Act with the Nondiscrimination Provision for Transgender Servicemembers

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill included (Amendment 339) protections against discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation in the armed services.

Statement of Lambda Legal, Americans United, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the County of Santa Clara on Postponement of Denial of Care Rule

In response to the Trump administration’s announcement that the Denial of Care Rule will no longer go into effect on July 22, Lambda Legal, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the Center for Reproductive Rights and the County of Santa Clara issued the following statement.