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.
Amicus brief defending a federal prisoner’s right to sue the U.S. government after sexual assault by a prison guard.
Missouri State Trooper’s partner of 15 years is denied survivor’s benefits after trooper dies while on duty.
Case filed against Westchester County, N.Y., police for releasing sealed arrest records in public sex sting.
HIV criminalization case where an HIV-positive man was sentenced to 25 years in prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender after a one-time sexual encounter in which he used a condom.
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.
Amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit urging that heightened scrutiny be applied to discrimination based upon sexual orientation.
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.