Recent Victories

All year long, Lambda Legal wins legal victories for LGBT people and people with HIV who seek full and equal rights—on the job, as parents and couples, in health care, school, our communities and in all aspects of our lives.

Below are case summaries for our recent legal victories.

Case in California arguing that businesses that extend benefits to married couples must also extend them on an equal basis to registered domestic partners
Appeal of a trial court order taking a thriving one-year-old girl away from her lesbian foster parents because the trial judge preferred the adoption placement to be with a "traditional family."
Historic case that overturned all remaining state sodomy laws in the United States
Groundbreaking case arguing against Cirque du Soleil's decision to fire an employee because of his HIV status
Case arguing for students' rights under the First Amendment to form a gay-straight alliance and to be treated equally
Case arguing that Birken Manufacturing failed to protect one of its employees from severe antigay harassment in the workplace.
Case of a man who allegedly bit his neighbor and was charged with violating a Michigan bioterrorism statute based on the allegation that he has HIV.
Case in which a same-sex married couple sued the Connecticut Department of Public Health because it refused to list both men as fathers of their twins born through a gestational surrogate.
Case arguing to preserve insurance benefits for same-sex couples after they are threatened by antigay group
Case arguing against a residential center's withholding of prescription hormone medication and punishment of gender expression for a transgender woman
Case in which a man living with HIV challenged the Atlanta Police Department's refusal to hire HIV-positive police officers.


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