Selected Cases

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.

Federal lawsuit on behalf of three City of Houston employees stripped of spousal health coverage benefits for their same-sex spouses.
Case representing Texas lesbian denied the opportunity to interview for a permanent teaching position at a Texas community college.
Amicus brief to the Texas Supreme Court in support of the petitions of J.B. and H.B. and Naylor and Daly, two married same-sex couples seeking to get divorced.
Historic case that overturned all remaining state sodomy laws in the United States
Case arguing federal discrimination after a woman has job offer rescinded because she is transgender

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