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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

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Press Releases

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Statement of Kevin Jennings on Death of Aimee Stephens, Transgender Rights Hero

Aimee Stephens, plaintiff in R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. EEOC, has died. Kevin Jennings, CEO of Lambda Legal has issued the following statement.

Tenth Circuit Orders State Department to Reconsider Decision to Deny Intersex Vet an Accurate Passport

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit today rejected three of the five reasons the U.S. State Department gave for denying an accurate passport to Dana Zzyym, a U.S. Navy veteran who is intersex and nonbinary, and does not identify as male or female.

Lambda Legal Statement on Senate Vote Amending Puerto Rico’s Civil Code

Today, after the Puerto Rico Senate approved a new Civil Code for the Commonwealth affecting the rights of LGBTQ people, Lambda Legal, through Senior Attorney and Puerto Rico native, Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, released the following statement.

VICTORY: South Carolina Lesbian Couple to Have Their Day in Court in Challenge to HHS and South Carolina Foster Care Policy

(Greenville, May 8, 2020) – A U.S. District Court today denied an effort by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the state of South Carolina to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Lambda Legal, the ACLU, the ACLU of South Carolina and South Carolina Equality on behalf of a married lesbian couple, Eden Rogers and Brandy Welch.

Lambda Legal: Freedom of Religion is Not Freedom to Harm

(Washington, DC, May 6, 2020) – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in two cases joined for the purposes of argument, Trump v. Pennsylvania and Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania.

Lambda Legal to Dallas Court: Marriage is Marriage

Lambda Legal today filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals at Dallas on behalf of Gustavo Hinojosa, asking the court to recognize his long term committed relationship with his partner Steve Paul LaFredo as a common law marriage as defined by a Texas law.

Lambda Legal Condemns Senate Republicans Push for Anti-Health Care Nominee Walker to DC Circuit in Middle of a Pandemic

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsay Graham has scheduled a hearing tomorrow on the nomination of Justin Walker to the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

ICE Releases Lambda Legal and Immigration Equality Clients Living with HIV

(Beaumont, TX – May 1, 2020) – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) late yesterday released two asylum seekers living with HIV who were detained at an ICE detention facility in eastern Texas, less than one week after Lambda Legal and Immigration Equality, along with co-counsel Vinson & Elkins, submitted a letter demanding their release. The men were severely persecuted in Cuba because of their political activism and sexual orientation and had been detained in the U.S. since October 2019.

Lambda Legal to 10th Circuit: Colorado Federal District Court Right to Reject Religious License to Discriminate

(Denver, CO, April 30, 2020) – Lambda Legal late yesterday, in a friend-of-the-court brief, urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to affirm a lower court that denied a Colorado marketing and design firm’s request that it be exempt from the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA) and instead be allowed to refuse website design services to same-sex couples because the owner claims it violates her religion to treat same- and different-sex couples equally.

Lambda Legal and Immigration Equality Urge ICE to Release Detainees Living with HIV

Today, Lambda Legal and Immigration Equality, along with co-counsel Vinson & Elkins, submitted a letter to ICE demanding the release of two asylum seekers living with HIV who are currently detained at the IAH Secure Detention Facility in eastern Texas. The men were severely persecuted in Cuba because of their political activism and sexual orientation. They have been detained in the U.S. since October 2019.