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Tom Warnke - Media Relations Director
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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

 

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
snemir@lambdalegal.org

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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jadams@lambdalegal.org

Press Releases

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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.

Lambda Legal Statement on Senate Vote Amending Puerto Rico’s Civil Code

Today, after the Puerto Rico Senate approved a new Civil Code for the Commonwealth affecting the rights of LGBTQ people, Lambda Legal, through Senior Attorney and Puerto Rico native, Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, released the following statement.

VICTORY: South Carolina Lesbian Couple to Have Their Day in Court in Challenge to HHS and South Carolina Foster Care Policy

(Greenville, May 8, 2020) – A U.S. District Court today denied an effort by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the state of South Carolina to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Lambda Legal, the ACLU, the ACLU of South Carolina and South Carolina Equality on behalf of a married lesbian couple, Eden Rogers and Brandy Welch.

Lambda Legal: Freedom of Religion is Not Freedom to Harm

(Washington, DC, May 6, 2020) – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in two cases joined for the purposes of argument, Trump v. Pennsylvania and Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania.

Lambda Legal to Dallas Court: Marriage is Marriage

Lambda Legal today filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals at Dallas on behalf of Gustavo Hinojosa, asking the court to recognize his long term committed relationship with his partner Steve Paul LaFredo as a common law marriage as defined by a Texas law.

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