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Lambda Legal pursues impact litigation: We select cases that will have the greatest impact in protecting and advancing the rights of LGBT people and those with HIV. Our docket ordinarily includes about 65 open cases at a time. We also support many important cases by filing friend-of-the-court (amicus) briefs.

Docket (Open Cases)

Lambda Legal, in partnership with South Carolina Equality, filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court of South Carolina arguing that South Carolina is obligated to allow same-sex couples to marry.
Lambda Legal joined the legal team representing a total of seven Louisiana same-sex couples and the Forum for Equality Louisiana, the state’s LGBT rights organization, in their appeal to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals of last month’s U.S. District Court ruling upholding Louisiana’s discriminatory marriage ban.

Recent Victories

Federal case seeking the freedom to marry in Indiana and recognition of legal out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples.
Case seeking an emergency marriage license for a lesbian couple, several months in advance of the implementation of the new marriage law in Illinois.

Landmark Cases

Pioneering case seeking the right to marry for same-sex couples in Hawaii
(Amicus) Groundbreaking case seeking the right to marry for same-sex couples in Vermont

Selected Cases

Lambda Legal, in partnership with South Carolina Equality, filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court of South Carolina arguing that South Carolina is obligated to allow same-sex couples to marry.
Lambda Legal joined the legal team representing a total of seven Louisiana same-sex couples and the Forum for Equality Louisiana, the state’s LGBT rights organization, in their appeal to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals of last month’s U.S. District Court ruling upholding Louisiana’s discriminatory marriage ban.

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