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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.

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 seeking an emergency marriage license for a lesbian couple, several months in advance of the implementation of the new marriage law in Illinois.
Case arguing that the LAPD violated a settlement agreement intended to protect an openly gay officer from harassment and discrimination on the job
Federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of Thomas Hamm against the City of New York and New York City Department of Correction (DOC) officers and supervisors after a brutal attack on Mr. Hamm while he visited his long-time partner, P.F., at a men’s facility on Rikers Island.
Federal lawsuit seeking the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Virginia
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
The landmark case that helped bring equal marriage nationwide.

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