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.
Missouri State Trooper’s partner of 15 years is denied survivor’s benefits after trooper dies while on duty.
Federal case seeking spousal health benefits for lesbian employee of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Case involving the right of transgender people in prison to receive appropriate medical treatment.
Case arguing that the LAPD violated a settlement agreement intended to protect an openly gay officer from harassment and discrimination on the job
Case representing same-sex partner of shooting victim seeking survivor benefits in Alaska.
Case defending students’ right to take a stand against antigay bullying.
Case seeking to remove custody restriction forcing a same-sex couple to live separately in order to retain custody of a child
Historic case seeking to enforce a student's First Amendment right to be out at school
Case seeking the right to marry for same-sex couples in New York
Man fired from a Subway restaurant after disclosing his HIV status
A federal case challenging California's discriminatory ballot measure, Prop 8, which eliminated same-sex couples' right to marry in that state.