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.
Transgender employment discrimination case in which a transgender woman was fired after she told her boss she would be transitioning.
Amicus brief criticizing the denial of immigration relief for the wife of a U.S. citizen.
Transgender rights case in which a state employee was denied insurance coverage for medically necessary surgery on the basis of his gender identity.
Case defending a man's right to the estate of his deceased spouse with New York's long-standing law respecting out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples.