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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.

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.
Case representing Arizona lesbian and gay state employees facing elimination of their domestic partner benefits.
Case involving a New York resident seeking an order from a New York court to dissolving her Vermont civil union.
Lawsuit challenging an illegal referendum petition that attempted to overturn a transgender antidiscrimination law in Montgomery County, Maryland.
(Amicus) Federal Privacy Act case brought by a federal employee after a workplace doctor revealed his HIV status to a co-employee without his permission.
Amicus brief filed in support of case challenging the Crime Against Nature by Solicitation ("CANS") law.

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