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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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Midwest Region:
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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 Condemns Failure of Senate Judiciary Republicans to Stop Menashi’s Nomination

In response to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s party-line vote to advance the nomination of Steven Menashi to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Sasha J. Buchert, Senior Attorney at Lambda Legal issued the following statement.

Lambda Legal Applauds as Second Judge Vacates HHS Denial of Care Rule

“Two judges in two days have recognized the Denial of Care Rule for what it is, an egregious and unconstitutional attack on women, LGBT people and other vulnerable populations.”

Lambda Legal Applauds Decision of Federal Trial Court in New York Vacating HHS Denial of Care Rule

Today, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued an order and opinion in State of New York v. HHS, completely vacating the Denial of Care Rule.

Lambda Legal Decries Execution of South Dakota Gay Man Sentenced to Die by Jury Tainted with Antigay Bias

Last night, Charles Rhines, a South Dakota gay man, was put to death by lethal injection after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a final motion that would have allowed Rhines to bring new evidence to the Court showing that antigay bias may have motivated the jury to sentence him to death.

Lambda Legal: Trump Administration Attacks LGBTQ People Yet Again with HHS Proposed Rule

“HHS is charged with protecting the health and wellbeing of all people, but its actions today demonstrate once again its complete disregard for its mission.”

Civil Rights Groups and the County of Santa Clara Urge Court to Block Denial of Care Rule

SAN FRANCISCO – Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the Center for Reproductive Rights, Lambda Legal, and the County of Santa Clara today argued before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California that the Trump administration’s Denial of Care Rule should be ruled unlawful and blocked from going into effect.

Lambda Legal and 20 LGBT Organizations Oppose the Confirmation of Steven Menashi for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Lambda Legal and 20 other LGBT organizations joined a letter that was recently sent to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary urging the committee to oppose the nomination of Steven Menashi to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Historic LGBTQ Employment Discrimination Cases

(Washington, D.C., October 8, 2019) – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in three cases of workers that were fired because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Lambda Legal Names Former Obama Official and GLSEN Founder Kevin Jennings as CEO

Today, Lambda Legal’s Board of Directors announced it has named Kevin Jennings, Tenement Museum President and founder of Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), as the organization’s new CEO.

Lambda Legal Urges Oregon Appellate Court to Uphold Ruling Against Anti-LGBT Bakery, Again

Lambda Legal has urged the Oregon Court of Appeals once again to affirm its 2017 opinion upholding a 2015 ruling by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) that the owners of a Portland-area bakery violated the state’s nondiscrimination statutes when they refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple because doing so violated the owners’ religious beliefs.