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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

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

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Press Releases

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Lambda Legal: Supreme Court Ruling Portends Real Harm for Teachers at Religiously Affiliated Schools

(Washington, DC, July 8, 2020) – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 to grant religious schools great latitude in determining who among their employees will be considered “ministers” and therefore be stripped of employment nondiscrimination protections.

Lambda Legal: Freedom of Religion is Not Freedom to Harm

(Washington, DC, July 8, 2020) – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 to approve the Trump administration’s expansion of large employers’ ability to largely ignore the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) birth-control insurance rule, which Congress enacted to increase equal treatment of women workers.

Eighth Circuit Revives Lawsuit by Healthcare Sales Specialist Denied Job Because He Is Gay

(St. Louis, March 7, 2018) —Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reversed a lower court decision and revived a lawsuit by Mark Horton, a healthcare sales specialist whose job offer at St. Louis-based Midwest Geriatric Management (MGM) was withdrawn when the employer learned Horton is gay.

Lambda Legal: Trump-Pence Administration Rolls Out Yet Another Invitation to Discriminate

Today, the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a proposed new rule for federally-funded homeless shelters that would encourage shelters to deny admission to transgender people.

Lambda Legal Applauds Supreme Court Ruling Protecting Access to Abortion

Today, in a 5-4 judgment, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law which required abortion service providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

Lambda Legal Condemns Senate Vote Confirming Anti-Civil Rights Judicial Nominee Cory Wilson

The U.S. Senate today confirmed anti-civil rights nominee Cory Wilson to a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Lambda Legal to Colorado Supreme Court: Marriage is Marriage

Today the Colorado Supreme Court heard two cases addressing the recognition of common law marriages of same-sex couples. Lambda Legal served as friend-of-the-court in both In re the Marriage of LaFleur v. Pyfer, and In re the Marriage of Hogsett v. Neale, arguing that the common law marriages of same-sex couples must be recognized and evaluated on the same terms as those of different-sex couples, whether before or after Colorado’s marriage bans were struck down, and in a manner that recognizes the discrimination those couples have faced.

Lambda Legal Sues HHS to Block Effort to Gut Protections for LGBTQ Patients

(Washington, D.C., June 22, 2020) — Today, Lambda Legal and Steptoe & Johnson LLP filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently published health care discrimination rule that purports to carve out LGBTQ people and other vulnerable populations from the protections of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, among other bases.

Lambda Legal Applauds Supreme Court Ruling Preserving DACA Program

(Washington, DC, June 18, 2020) – In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court today blocked the Trump administration’s effort to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an Obama administration program that protects some 700,000 immigrants brought to the United States as children from deportation. 

Lambda Legal CEO Kevin Jennings issued the following statement:

VICTORY! Federal Court Orders Department of State to Recognize U.S. Citizenship of Child of Gay Couple Born Abroad

(Maryland, June 17, 2020) — A federal court in Maryland today ordered the U.S. Department of State to recognize the U.S. citizenship and issue a U.S. passport to 1-year old Kessem Kiviti, a baby born abroad to a same-sex married couple who was refused recognition as a U.S. citizen from the moment of her birth by the Trump Administration despite federal law giving her that right.