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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.

Employment discrimination case under ADA in which court ruled that evidence of the impact of AIDS on the claimant did not support her claim that she was discriminated against based on having HIV.
Transgender rights case in which a state employee was denied insurance coverage for medically necessary surgery on the basis of his gender identity.
(Amicus) Case arguing that a customer's prejudices are not grounds to terminate transgender employees because of their appearance
Case challenging a Wisconsin law that bars access to hormone therapy or sex reassignment surgery for prison inmates and others in state custody
Case challenging an extreme law that left children adopted by same-sex couples in other states "orphans" when their families moved to or traveled through Oklahoma
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
Federal lawsuit on behalf of three City of Houston employees stripped of spousal health coverage benefits for their same-sex spouses.
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.
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.

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