LeGaL welcomes Lambda Legal Senior Staff Attorney Omar Gonzalez-Pagan to our foundation board

The LGBT Bar of New York (LeGaL) is proud to announce the addition of Omar Gonzalez-Pagan to our 2018 Foundation Board.

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It’s an honor to join LeGaL’s foundation board and to be of service to New York’s LGBT legal community. As an openly gay attorney, active LeGaL member, and Brooklyn resident, I could not be more interested in helping LeGaL achieve its mission, including that of ensuring full equality for members of the LGBT community, promoting the expertise and advancement of LGBT legal professionals, and serving the larger community.

As a member of the legal team in Obergefell v. Hodges, Omar helped secure the freedom to marry for same-sex couples across the United States. Omar has also played an instrumental role in advancing the rights of LGBT people under federal civil rights laws in education, employment, health care, and housing. He was co-counsel for Lambda Legal in the landmark decisions in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College and Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc., the first and second appellate rulings in the country holding that Title VII covers sexual orientation discrimination.

Executive Director, LeGaL @lgbtbarny. Attorney promoting justice in & through the legal profession for the #LGBT community. 40 Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40.

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