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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

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

 

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

Ian Wilhite covers Washington DC.

 

Samy Nemir – Public Information Officer
212-809-8585 x 240
snemir@lambdalegal.org

Samy Nemir covers the following regions/states:

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

Press Releases

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National Freedom to Marry Day -- February 12

(NEW YORK, January 12, 1998) -- National Freedom to Marry Day will take place on Thursday, February 12, 1998.

Lambda Defends Eagle Scout's Landmark Victory over Anti-Gay Policy

(NEW YORK, January 4, 1998) -- Having won the first lawsuit in the country against the Boy Scouts of America's discriminatory ban on gay members and leaders, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is going before the New Jersey Supreme Court to defend the victory on behalf of Eagle Scout James Dale.

Civil Rights Stakes Will Be Highest Ever for Lesbians and Gay Men in 1998

(NEW YORK, December 31, 1997) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Wednesday that the new year will see a record number of lesbian, gay, and AIDS-related concerns in the country's highest courts.

Lambda, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 1998, has regional offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Chicago, and a headquarters in New York.

Lambda Fights Anti-Gay Discrimination By Boy Scouts in New Jersey

(NEW YORK, December 5, 1997) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is continuing its battle on behalf of a New Jersey Eagle Scout, who challenged his expulsion by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) because he is gay as a violation of New Jersey's anti-discrimination law.

1997 Report Card on America and AIDS Discrimination

(NEW YORK, December 1, 1997) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund recognized World AIDS Day Monday by issuing its annual report card on AIDS discrimination and policy in America, flunking many public officials and media figures, while top honorees include a veteran AIDS physician and Miss America.

"1997 has been a year of extremes," Lambda Executive Director Kevin Cathcart said from the organization's New York headquarters. "Despite incredible progress in treatment, this year has seen harsh and damaging reactions from both the government and the media," he said.

Lambda to High Court: Federal Law Applies to Same-Sex Sexual Harassment

(NEW YORK, November 25, 1997) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is urging the United States Supreme Court to recognize that Title VII, the federal law against sexual harassment at work, should be applied without regard to the sex or sexual orientation of the harasser or victim.

Statements made upon filing of petition for certiorari in Shahar v. Bowers to United States Supreme Court, October 31, 1997

No one should be fired from government employment because she celebrates and values a committed, loving relationship in her private life. That is why Robin Shahar was fired. This case is about her constitutional freedom of association, and that of all public employees. If the Court takes this case, it's ruling will have broad implications for all government employees' freedom to live their personal lives as they see fit.

Statements made upon filing of petition for certiorari in Shahar v. Bowers to United States Supreme Court, October 31, 1997

Statement by Lambda Managing Attorney Ruth Harlow, counsel of record for Robin Shahar No one should be fired from government employment because she celebrates and values a committed, loving relationship in her private life. That is why Robin Shahar was fired. This case is about her constitutional freedom of association, and that of all public employees. If the Court takes this case, it's ruling will have broad implications for all government employees' freedom to live their personal lives as they see fit.

Lesbian Lawyer Asks Supreme Court to Review Firing by Georgia Attorney General

For Immediate Release: Friday, October 31, 1997
Contact: Ruth Harlow 212-809-8585, Jane Morrison 404-897-1880, or Peg Byron, Lambda, 212-809-8585

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