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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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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

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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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Lambda Legal Urges Senate Judiciary Committee to Oppose Confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett

(Washington, D.C., October 9, 2020) — Today, Lambda Legal sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee urging the members to oppose Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the United States Supreme Court.

Lambda Legal Mourns the Passing of Pioneer Journalist and LGBTQ Advocate Monica Roberts

"Monica was fearless, and she demanded respect for transgender people, no matter who it was. Her love for and her commitment to her community saved lives."

Lambda Legal Applauds Appointment of Martin Jenkins to California Supreme Court

(Los Angeles, CA, October 6, 2020) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom Monday announced the nomination of Martin Jenkins to be an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of California.

Lambda Legal Responds to Looming Threat to Marriage Equality at Supreme Court

(Washington, D.C., October 5, 2020) – Today, in a statement in Davis v. Ermold, authored by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and joined by Justice Samuel Alito, the Justices indicated a desire to overturn Obergefell v. Hodges, the case granting marriage equality to LGBTQ people.

Lambda Legal: Rushed Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court Imperils U.S. Democracy

(Washington, D.C., September 25, 2020) — In response to reports that President Trump intends to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett, currently on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, to the United States Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Lambda Legal CEO Kevin Jennings issued the following statement.

Lambda Legal Mourns Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

(Washington, D.C. September 18, 2020) – The U.S. Supreme Court today announced the death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Lambda Legal CEO Kevin Jennings issued the following statement.

Lambda Legal Urges a Delay in Nomination & Consideration of Ginsburg Replacement

(Washington, D.C. September 18, 2020) — Following a precedent set by current Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in 2016—when he refused to consider the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court nearly eight months before the 2016 election—Lambda Legal demanded tonight that the seat held by the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg not be filled until after a new Senate and possibly a new President is seated in January 2021.

Lambda Legal to Court: Halt Pentagon Discrimination Against People Living With HIV

(Alexandria, VA. September 14, 2020) – Today, Lambda Legal and the Modern Military Association of America (MMAA) asked a federal district court to bar the Trump Administration and the Pentagon from discriminating against people living with HIV by denying them the opportunity to enlist, deploy, or commission as an officer.

VICTORY! Court Rules for Same-Sex Partners Denied Access to Social Security Survivor’s Benefits

(Seattle, WA, September 11, 2020) – A federal district judge today adopted the recommendation of a magistrate judge and struck down as unconstitutional the U.S. Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) categorical denial of survivor’s benefits to surviving same-sex partners who were barred from marrying due to discriminatory state marriage bans

Lambda Legal Mourns Passing of Henry van Ameringen, Philanthropist and Early Supporter of LGBTQ Equality

(New York, September 10, 2020) — Henry van Ameringen, a philanthropic giant and early supporter of LGBTQ equality, passed away yesterday at the age of 90.