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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


Jonathan Adams - Communications Director
212-809-8585 x267

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

Ian Wilhite covers Washington DC.


Samy Nemir – Public Information Officer
212-809-8585 x 240

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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Hawai`i Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case of B&B That Denied Room to Lesbian Couple

The Hawai`i Supreme Court today rejected a petition from a Hawai`i bed & breakfast seeking review of a lower court ruling that the business had violated Hawai’i’s anti-discrimination statute when it denied a room to a lesbian couple because of their sexual orientation.

Lambda Legal on the Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh

Today, Rachel B. Tiven, Chief Executive Officer of Lambda Legal, issued the following statement in response to President Trump's decision to nominate Brett Kavanaugh to be the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Military Officers, States Attorneys General and Others Urge Ninth Circuit to Maintain Block on Transgender Military Ban

Dozens of retired U.S. military officers and former national security officials have joined states attorneys general, the country's leading medical associations and leading civil rights organizations - including the NAACP Legal Defense Fund - in nine friend-of-the-court briefs urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to uphold the lower court ruling in Karnoski v. Trump and maintain the ban on implementation of the Trump administration's discriminatory ban on transgender military service.

Lambda Legal: Any Friend of Rick Santorum is No Friend of Ours

Today, Lambda Legal urged Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Feinstein to oppose the nomination of David Porter, President Trump's nominee to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Lambda Legal on the Retirement of Justice Kennedy

Today, Rachel B. Tiven, Chief Executive Officer of Lambda Legal, issued a statement in response to the retirement of Anthony Kennedy, senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Lambda Legal Decries Approval of Trump Muslim Ban

(New York, June 26, 2018) – The U.S. Supreme Court today overturned an appellate court decision and ruled in favor of the Trump Administration’s ban on immigrants and refugees from seven countries – five of them predominantly Muslim – traveling to the United States.

Lambda Legal Raises Alarm over Supreme Court Order Reversing Washington Religious Exemptions Decision That Enforced State Nondiscrimination Law

(New York, June 25, 2018) – The U.S. Supreme Court today decided to overturn the unanimous decision of the Washington Supreme Court ruling that a Richland, WA florist had violated the Washington Law Against Discrimination when she refused to sell flowers to a same-sex couple for their wedding.

Lambda Legal and SPLC Request Documents from DOJ on Rollback of Protections for Transgender People in Prison

(NEW YORK, June 22, 2018) – Today, Lambda Legal and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) seeking all documents and communications connected to its decision to alter the Transgender Offender Manual, including communications with outside advocacy groups.

Federal Court Denies Renewed Attempt to Implement Transgender Military Ban

(SEATTLE, June 15, 2018) – Today, a federal court in Seattle denied yet another attempt by the Trump Administration to implement its discriminatory plan to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services.

Lambda Legal: Another Anti-LGBT Nominee Passes Senate Judiciary Committee with Trump’s Rhetoric

Today, Sharon McGowan, Chief Strategy Officer and Legal Director of Lambda Legal, issued a statement in response to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s party-line vote to approve Ryan Bounds, Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.