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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.

(Amicus) Case arguing for a customer's right to equal treatment
Case arguing that health care providers' personal religious beliefs do not excuse discrimination against LGBT patients Issues
Case winning equal travel benefits for spouses of lesbian and gay employees of SkyWest Airlines.
Case defending California's antidiscrimination protections for students and hate crimes laws
Amicus brief in support of University of California Hastings Law School policy requiring publicly funded student groups to accept "all comers."
Groundbreaking case arguing for the right of students to form a gay-straight alliance and to become a recognized student club
Case arguing that a school must protect students from persistent and severe antigay harassment
Case arguing for equal protections for domestic partners who thought their relationships were registered with the state but were not as California family law provides to people who believed they were married but were not
Case representing non-closeted lesbian high school English teacher whose contract was not renewed at a Southern California high school after two years of discrimination and harassment due to her support of LGBT students and her sexual orientation.
Federal case seeking spousal health benefits for lesbian employee of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Case arguing that the LAPD violated a settlement agreement intended to protect an openly gay officer from harassment and discrimination on the job

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