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Know the laws in your state that protect LBGT people and people living with HIV.

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.

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.
Case challenging the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy
Maverick Couch is a high school junior threatened with suspension if he wore a T-shirt bearing the message “Jesus Is Not a Homophobe.”
Employment discrimination case under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in which court did not reach issue of whether person with HIV was disabled.
Case representing same-sex couples in Illinois seeking the freedom to marry.
Case seeking disability benefits for the children of a same-sex couple
Case on behalf of a nonbiological mother seeking custody and visitation rights with and to provide financial support to the child she has parented with her former same-sex partner.
Case arguing for equal employment benefits for partners of gay and lesbian employees as offered to heterosexual married employees
(Amicus) Case arguing against ban on any person who engages in same-sex sodomy from becoming a foster parent
U.S. Supreme Court case challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, a law that greatly expands access to health insurance for millions of Americans, including those living with HIV.
Case challenging a mortgage company's unlawful refusal to allow a lesbian couple to share a mortgage on a home.

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