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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


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

212-809-8585 x267

Press Releases

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Victory! Federal Court Rules Florida School Must Treat Transgender Students Equally Including Access to Restrooms

Text.(ATLANTA – August 7, 2020) Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed a lower court ruling that required a suburban Jacksonville, Florida, school district to treat transgender student Drew Adams equally by allowing equal access to the restroom that matches his gender. Drew Adams’ case was the country’s first trial involving a transgender student’s equal access to restrooms.

Federal Judge Hears Second Round of Oral Arguments in Case of Two-Year-Old Daughter of Married Same-Sex Couple Treated as “Born Out of Wedlock”

A federal judge in Atlanta heard oral arguments today in a case brought by Immigration Equality, Lambda Legal, and pro bono counsel Morgan Lewis against the U.S. State Department for refusing to recognize the citizenship from birth of Simone Mize-Gregg, the two-year-old daughter of U.S. citizens, Derek Mize and Jonathan Gregg.

Lambda Legal Sues New York State For Its Refusal To Allow Nonbinary Gender Markers on Driver’s Licenses

Today Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit on behalf of Sander Saba, a nonbinary transgender New York resident who is seeking an accurate New York driver’s license that reflects their nonbinary gender identity.

HUD’s New Shelter Rule Invites Further Discrimination against Transgender People

(Washington, DC, July 24, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today unveiled a proposed new rule that would empower federally funded emergency single-sex homeless shelters to turn away people seeking emergency housing based on the subjective determination of shelter staff about whether the person before them appears sufficiently masculine or feminine to be housed in that facility.

Lambda Legal Mourns the Passing of Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

(New York, July 18, 2020) — Kevin Jennings, Lambda Legal CEO, made the following statement.

Leading LGBTQ Rights Organizations Call on the Department of Justice to Enforce the U.S. Supreme Court’s Bostock Decision

WASHINGTON —Today, several leading national advocacy organizations dedicated to achieving LGBTQ equality and ending sex discrimination sent a letter to the Department of Justice in regards to the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the consolidated cases Bostock v. Clayton County, Altitude Express v. Zarda and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC and urge the full implementation of this decision, including by instructing its departments and other federal agencies to withdraw any guidance or instruction that is inconsistent with the Court’s holding that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and transgender status is unlawful sex discrimination.

Lambda Legal Asks Court to Block HHS Anti-LGBTQ Health Care Rule

(Washington, D.C., July 9, 2020) — Today, Lambda Legal asked a federal district court to prevent the recently published health care discrimination rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from going into effect.

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.