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 challenging a hospital's decision to keep a gay man from visiting his dying partner
(Amicus) Case arguing in favor of the "recusal canon" to maintain fair and impartial judges
Case brought against assisted living facility on behalf of retiree and his daughter, after the facility evicted the retiree because he has HIV
Lawsuit invoking the New York City and State Civil and Human Rights Laws in the case of a woman attacked for her perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.
Funderburke v. New York State Department of Civil Service, Uniondale Union Free School District, et al.Case seeking health benefits for same-sex spouse of retired New York school teacher after they were married in Canada
Case seeking the right to marry for same-sex couples in New Jersey.
Case seeking to enforce the presumed-parentage statute that provides a birth certificate listing both parents for children born to all married couples.
Case seeking to reverse a Michigan trial court ruling that violated the Full Faith and Credit clause by making three adopted children legal orphans in the state.
Case filed against Johnson City, Tennessee and its police chief on behalf of a man who unfairly had his photo released along with 39 other men arrested in a public sex sting operation.
Case representing Texas lesbian denied the opportunity to interview for a permanent teaching position at a Texas community college.
Federal lawsuit filed on behalf of a transgender woman fired from her job as a Legislative Editor after she stated her intention to live as a woman in accordance with her health care providers' recommendations.