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Media Contacts

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
312-663-4413 x329

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

212-809-8585 x267

Press Releases

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VICTORY! Judge Halts Implementation of Ban on Speech about Systemic Racism, Sexism, and Implicit Bias

“Judge Freeman saw this ban for what it is: An effort to quash the truth and sweep under the rug an honest and long overdue reckoning with sexism and structural racism in our society.”

Lambda Legal and Immigration Equality Challenge Trump Administration’s “Death to Asylum” Rule

“Just as with every single action on immigration that this administration has taken, the glaringly obvious goal of this rule is to end asylum altogether.”

Billie Jean King, Megan Rapinoe, and Candace Parker Join Nearly 200 Athletes Supporting Trans Youth Participation in Sports

"There is no place in any sport for discrimination of any kind…The global athletic community grows stronger when we welcome and champion all athletes – including LGBTQI+ athletes.”

Lambda Legal Files Brief in Support of Transgender Employee Fighting Hobby Lobby

Today, Lambda Legal filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the Second District Appellate Court of Illinois in support of Meggan Sommerville, a transgender woman, in her almost decade-long fight with her employer, Hobby Lobby, to gain access to the women’s facilities at work, facilities that match her gender identity.

Lambda Legal Condemns 400-Page, Nine-Agency “Monstrosity” of a Federal Rule Change

“From Day One non-stop through to its final moments, the Trump/Pence administration has been taking a sledgehammer to the wall of separation between church and state.”

Lambda Legal and Immigration Equality to Challenge Cruel New Asylum Ban in Court

(Washington, D.C., December 10, 2020) – Today, Trump’s Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice announced they will soon publish a new rule that eviscerates the United States asylum system.

Lambda Legal e Immigration Equality impugnarán en la corte la nueva cruel prohibición de asilo

(Washington, D.C., 10 diciembre 2020) - Hoy, el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional y el Departamento de Justicia del presidente Donald Trump anunciaron que pronto publicarán una nueva regulación que destruiría el sistema de asilo de Estados Unidos.

Lambda Legal Condemns the Confirmation of Stephen Schwartz to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims

(Washington, DC – December 9, 2020) -- In response to the U.S. Senate’s party line vote of 49-47 yesterday confirming the nomination of Stephen Schwartz to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Sasha Buchert, Senior Attorney at Lambda Legal released the following statement: 

Lambda Legal: New Federal Contractors’ Rule Creates “Essentially Limitless” Religious Exemption

(Washington, DC, December 7, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) today announced a final rule that dramatically expands the ability of federal contractors to claim religious exemptions from federal nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Lambda Legal Director of Law and Policy Jennifer Pizer, issued the following statement:

Lambda Legal Takes Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois to Court Over Anti-Transgender Policy

(Tacoma, WA, November 23, 2020) – Today, Lambda Legal and Sirianni Youtz Spoonemore Hamburger PLLC filed a federal lawsuit challenging Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois’s (“BCBSIL”) administration of a blanket exclusion of gender-affirming care in an employer-provided health insurance plan provided by Catholic Health Initiatives Franciscan.