Amicus brief filed with the New York Court of Appeals urging the reinstatement of the conviction of Dwight DeLee, found guilty in 2009 of first degree manslaughter as a hate crime in the 2008 shooting death of a transgender woman in Syracuse.
Amicus brief to the Texas Supreme Court in support of the petitions of J.B. and H.B. and Naylor and Daly, two married same-sex couples seeking to get divorced.
Summary Lambda Legal and the Center for HIV Law & Policy (CHLP), joined by eight other civil rights organizations, have submitted a friend-of-the-court brief asking the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) to overturn an immigration judge’s ruling denying a Jamaican immigrant’s application for deferral of removal to Jamaica under the U.N. Convention Against Torture (CAT).
Amicus briefs to multiple federal courts of appeal and then the U.S. Supreme Court arguing against granting religious exemptions to for-profit companies from insurance coverage requirements of the Affordable Care Act.
In May 2009, Daniel James Rick had a sexual relationship with another man of unknown HIV status, D.B., in which they mutually agreed to not use condoms. In October 2009, D.B. learned that he too was HIV positive, and the two men had their final sexual encounter in November 2009. After the relationship ended, D.B. sought prosecution of Mr. Rick under Minnesota’s “knowing transfer of a communicable disease” statute.
A friend-of-the-court brief in which we argue that “ex-gay” therapy harms minors and urge a federal court to uphold a California law banning sexual orientation change efforts by state-licensed providers.
Missouri State Trooper’s partner of 15 years is denied survivor’s benefits after trooper dies while on duty.
Amicus brief with the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of Riverside County asking the court to reverse several convictions from an anti-gay sting operation in the Warm Sands neighborhood of Palm Springs.
Case representing a lesbian couple denied accommodation at a Hawai'i commercial business establishment.
Amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit in support of asylum protection for Karolina Lopez Berera, a transgender Mexican woman living with HIV/AIDS.
Adoption and parenting case in which Catholic Charities sued Illinois to force the state to renew a contract for foster care services while excluding couples in civil unions from being eligible foster parents.