Omar Gonzalez-Pagan is a Staff Attorney in Lambda Legal's Headquarters Office in New York. Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest legal organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbian, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and individuals living with HIV. Gonzalez-Pagan's work encompasses all aspects of Lambda's impact litigation, policy advocacy and public education efforts, with special focus on relationship recognition, LGBT youth, transgender rights, and issues affecting Spanish-speaking LGBT and HIV-affected communities.
Obergefell v. Hodges, part of legal team which helped to secure marriage equality at the U.S. Supreme Court and recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages.
Henry v. Hodges, part of legal team which helped Ohio-born children receive accurate birth certificates.
Conde-Vidal v. Rius-Armendariz, lead counsel in successful challenge to Puerto Rico's marriage ban.
Robicheaux v. Caldwell, co-counsel in successful challenge to Louisiana's marriage ban.
Smith v. Avanti, counsel in a federal housing discrimination case against a Colorado property owner who refused to rent to a same-sex couple, one of whom is transgender, and their children.
Hamm v. City of New York, co-counsel in a federal lawsuit against new York City and Department of Correction officers and supervisors on behalf of a gay man brutally attacked while visiting his incarcerated partner at a Rikers Island correctional facility.