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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


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Ian Wilhite - Washington DC Press Secretary

Ian Wilhite covers Washington DC.

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Lambda Legal Urges Mississippi High Court to Reverse Divorce Decree That Ruled an Anonymous Sperm Donor Has Parental Rights Over Married Same-Sex Spouse

(Jackson, November 29, 2017) — Today, Lambda Legal, with the support of local counsel Dianne Ellis, argued before the Mississippi Supreme Court on behalf of Chris Strickland, a non-biological lesbian mother denied legal parentage of the children she and her former-wife planned for and raised together, including their 7 year-old who was born during their marriage.

Lambda Legal: Chairman Grassley and Senate Judiciary GOP Bulldoze Judicial Nomination Process to Stack Federal Courts with Extremist Nominees

Washington, DC – Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on two judicial nominees for lifetime appointments to the federal bench: Kyle Duncan for the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and David Stras for the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Enough is Enough: Lambda Legal Condemns U.S. Senate for Handing Architect of Trump Administration’s Anti-LGBT Agenda Lifetime Appointment on Powerful DC Circuit Court

Washington, DC – The United States Senate this evening confirmed Gregory Katsas – the legal architect of many of Donald Trump’s anti-LGBT efforts – to the powerful U.S. Federal Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Lambda Legal to U.S. Senate: Architect of Administration’s Anti-LGBT Agenda Has No Place on Powerful DC Circuit Court

Washington, DC – Lambda Legal today urged the United States Senate to reject the nomination of Deputy White House Counsel Gregory Katsas to the powerful U.S. Federal Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. A vote on Katsas’ nomination is expected this evening.

Lambda Legal Brings Together 40 Other LGBT Organizations to Oppose Nomination of Gregory Katsas to Powerful D.C. Circuit, Citing “Prolific” Anti-LGBT Legal Work

Washington, DC – Today, Lambda Legal and 40 other national, state, and local LGBT organizations sent a letter to the United States Senate urging members to oppose the confirmation of Gregory Katsas to the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals for the D.C.

Lambda Legal: Senate Judiciary Must Set New Hearing for Federal Bench Nominees Brett Talley and Thomas Farr

Washington, DC – Today, Lambda Legal joined the NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund in calling on the Senate Judiciary Committee to hold additional hearings on two district court nominees: Brett Talley, nominee for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, and Thomas Farr, nominee for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Lambda Legal: America Deserves Better – Rather Than Attacking ABA, Senators Should Reject Unqualified Judicial Nominees

Washington, DC – At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today, the American Bar Association defended its unanimous rating of “Not Qualified” on Leonard Steven Grasz’s nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Prior to the Trump Administration, the ABA only issued two ratings that were unanimously not qualified since 1989, and those two nominees were not confirmed.

Lambda Legal: Don Willett Does Not Reflect the “Best of Texas;” Part of a Long Line of Extreme and Dangerous Nominees to Lifetime Appointments on the Federal Bench

Washington, DC – Today, Lambda Legal continued standing up against Donald Trump’s long line of dangerous nominees to the federal bench, specifically around a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this morning on the nomination of Don Willett to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Lambda Legal on the Front Lines This Week Opposing Trump’s Extremely Dangerous Nominees to the Federal Bench

Washington, DC – This week, Lambda Legal will be out front in its continued opposition to President Donald Trump’s nominations for lifetime appointments on the federal bench. Lambda Legal’s Director of Strategy, Sharon McGowan, will kick off the week of activities by speaking at a rally outside of the Capitol opposing the nomination of Jeff Mateer, a nominee for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, whose hateful, anti-LGBT and anti-civil rights record notably includes his reference to transgender children as part of "Satan's plan."

Federal Court Allows State of Washington to Join Lambda Legal Lawsuit Challenging Discriminatory Transgender Military Service Ban

(SEATTLE, November 14, 2017) – A U.S. District Court judge today granted the state of Washington’s motion to intervene in support of the plaintiffs in Karnoski v. Trump, the federal lawsuit filed in August by Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN challenging the constitutionality of the Trump administration’s ban on military service by transgender people. Washington is the first state to intervene in one of the lawsuits challenging the discriminatory ban. Today’s ruling follows Saturday’s decision by the court denying a request by the U.S.