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Tom Warnke - Media Relations Director
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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:
Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota


Samy Nemir – Public Information Officer

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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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Federal Court Hears Oral Argument in Case of Child of Gay Maryland Couple Denied Recognition as U.S. Citizen

A federal court in Maryland heard arguments today in a case brought by Lambda Legal and Immigration Equality and pro bono counsel Morgan Lewis on behalf of a married gay couple and their daughter Kessem Kiviti, whom the Trump Administration continues to refuse to recognize as a U.S. citizen since birth, even though both of her parents are U.S. citizens.

Lambda Legal Condemns Senate Republicans for Advancing Anti-Health Care Nominee Walker to DC Circuit in Middle of a Pandemic

(WASHINGTON, DC – June 4) In response to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s party-line vote to advance the nomination of U.S. District Judge Justin Walker (W.D. Ky.) for a lifetime appointment to the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Sharon McGowan, Legal Director and Chief Strategy Officer at Lambda Legal released the following statement:

Federal Court Warns Idaho Against Disobedience of Injunction Barring Anti-Transgender Discrimination

The federal district court in Idaho today warned Idaho state officials that its permanent injunction issued in 2018 continues to apply and bars them from categorically preventing transgender people born in Idaho from correcting the gender markers on their birth certificates to match their gender identity.

Lambda Legal Affirms Right to Protest Police Violence After Trump Remarks

(New York June 1, 2020) – Deeply disturbed by remarks made by President Trump tonight in which he threatened to deploy "thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers, military personnel and law enforcement officers" in response to protests arising from the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week, Lambda Legal CEO Kevin Jennings issued the following statement.

Lambda Legal Condemns Trump Administration’s Latest Attack on Transgender Youth in Sports

Today, Lambda Legal CEO Kevin Jennings, who served as Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe & Drug-Free Schools in the Department of Education for the Obama administration, issued the following statement in response to the Trump-Pence administration’s latest attack on transgender youth.

Lambda Legal Mourns Passing of Pioneer HIV Activist and Icon Larry Kramer

Lambda Legal CEO Kevin Jennings today issued this statement following the passing of pioneering HIV activist and LGBT civil rights icon Larry Kramer.

VICTORY! Same-Sex Spouses Nationwide Gain Equal Access to Social Security Survivor's Benefits

Lambda Legal wins class action fight on behalf of surviving same-sex spouses denied equal access to survivor's benefits due to unconstitutional marriage bans.

Lambda Legal Urges Supreme Court to Uphold the Affordable Care Act

Today, Lambda Legal filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of 16 nonprofit organizations that advocate for people living with HIV.

Statement of Kevin Jennings on Death of Aimee Stephens, Transgender Rights Hero

Aimee Stephens, plaintiff in R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. EEOC, has died. Kevin Jennings, CEO of Lambda Legal has issued the following statement.

Tenth Circuit Orders State Department to Reconsider Decision to Deny Intersex Vet an Accurate Passport

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit today rejected three of the five reasons the U.S. State Department gave for denying an accurate passport to Dana Zzyym, a U.S. Navy veteran who is intersex and nonbinary, and does not identify as male or female.