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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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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

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: 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.

Victory! Kansas Agrees to Issue Accurate Birth Certificates to Transgender People

Transgender people born in Kansas will now be able to correct the gender marker on their birth certificates under a consent judgment between Lambda Legal and state officials issued Friday evening by a federal court.

Lambda Legal on anti-LGBT Kacsmaryk confirmation: This Highly Offensive Appointment Further Damages Our Judiciary

Today the U.S. Senate did further damage to our federal judiciary by confirming Matthew Kacsmaryk.

Senators, Representatives and Civil Rights Leaders: Kacsmaryk Is Unfit for Lifetime Appointment as Federal Judge

Today, members of Congress and civil rights leaders held a telephone press briefing in opposition to President Trump’s nomination of Matthew Kacsmaryk to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The Senate is expected to vote on cloture today on Kacsmaryk’s nomination as a lifetime judge.

Supreme Court Punts on Lambda Legal Case of Oregon Baker Who Refused to Bake Wedding Cake for Lesbian Couple

The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that the Oregon Court of Appeals must look again at how the Oregon court system processed the discrimination claim against an Oregon bakery, Sweetcakes by Melissa, and its conclusion that the bakery violated Oregon’s nondiscrimination statutes when they refused to bake a wedding cake for Lambda Legal clients Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer, because they said doing so would violate the owners’ religious beliefs.