Since the 1970s, Lambda Legal has made history through winning legal victories that allowed LGBT people and people with HIV to live their lives with greater dignity, safety and equality under the law.
The cases below offer a broad overview of legal matters Lambda Legal has pursued on behalf of LGBT people and people living with HIV during the most recent decades of our nearly 40-year history.
Case representing gay fathers who were refused a birth certificate for their newly adopted son by the office of the Louisiana State Registrar.
Case seeking the right to marry for same-sex couples in Washington State
(Amicus) Case arguing for a customer's right to equal treatment
Lawsuit brought by an antigay legal group attempting to strip away Wisconsin's newly enacted domestic partnership registry for same-sex couples and their families.
Amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States supporting an injunction against key provisions of Arizona SB 1070.
Pioneering case seeking the right to marry for same-sex couples in Hawaii
Case arguing against a clinic's policy of refusing fertility services to gay men
Case representing a same-sex couple that was discriminated from renting an apartment in New York City.
Case arguing that health care providers' personal religious beliefs do not excuse discrimination against LGBT patients Issues
Case filed in an attempt by plaintiffs to undermine Lambda Legal's Maryland Court of Appeals victory inDoe v. Montgomery County of Board of Elections, which invalidated an illegal referendum petition intended to block a transgender nondiscrimination law.
(Amicus) Historic case seeking to uphold a viewpoint-neutral student group system at public universities