Tag: Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal launches national billboard campaign: “Religious Freedom Is No Excuse for Discrimination”

NEW YORK — In the wake of efforts to weaponize the First Amendment in order to cloak discrimination in the mantle of freedom of religion, Lambda Legal on Monday launched a national billboard campaign “No Excuse” underscoring that “religious freedom is no excuse for discrimination.” The first set of billboards were unveiled today at high-traffic…

Lambda Legal urges senators to oppose Kavanaugh after third accuser

WASHINGTON — Sharon McGowan, Lambda Legal Chief Strategy Officer and Legal Director, issued the following statement: “We salute the courage of Julie Swetnick, who has now become the third woman to subject herself to public scrutiny and ridicule because Senate Republicans and the White House refuse to take allegations of sexual assault seriously.  With each…

Lambda Legal urges senators to convince White House to withdraw Kavanaugh nomination

WASHINGTON — Sharon McGowan, Lambda Legal Chief Strategy Officer and Legal Director, issued the following statement: “Allegations of sexual violence should always be taken seriously and properly investigated.  The allegations of sexual misconduct brought forward by Dr. Ford, as well as the new claims brought to the public’s attention this evening, should be immediately referred…

LGBTQ orgs urge U.S. Senate to reject federal judge nominee

WASHINGTON — Lambda Legal and 18 other local, state and national LGBTQ organizations called for the U.S. Senate to reject Stephen Clark for the U.S. District Court for the District of Missouri. Sharon McGowan, Lambda Legal chief strategy officer and legal director, issued the following statement on Wednesday: “The Trump-Pence Administration has put forth a…