Case arguing against the Foreign Service's policy of not hiring anyone who is HIV positive.
Case challenging the wrongful denial of non-profit property tax exemption for a New York LGBTQ community center
Case arguing the right for a man living with HIV to receive care after being rejected from six nursing homes because of his HIV status
Case representing man refused dental care because he has HIV.
Summary Lambda Legal filed an amicus brief in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court concerning whether Missouri can enforce a provision of its state constitution that excludes churches from receiving government grants.
Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit against St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Paterson, New Jersey, after the hospital refused to allow Jionni Conforti’s surgeon to perform a routine hysterectomy because Jionni is transgender. The lawsuit cites the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, which clearly prohibits discrimination because of sex and gender identity, and Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.
Lambda Legal clients Juliet Evancho, Elissa Ridenour and A.S. are transgender students in the Pine-Richland School District in suburban Pittsburgh. Until the beginning of their senior year, their school allowed them to use the restrooms that matched their gender identity. They did so for years and without incident.
Lambda Legal has brought this lawsuit to enforce California’s paramount interest in nondiscrimination and to make clear that freedom of religion does not include the right to cause harm to others.
This suit, against the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on behalf of the American Military Partner Association (“AMPA”), argues that the denial of benefits to same-sex spouses of veterans living in states that refuse to recognize their marriages is in violation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision striking down the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Lambda Legal has joined a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico seeking the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Puerto Rico and to compel Puerto Rico to recognize the legal marriages of same-sex couples entered into in other jurisdictions.
Health care discrimination case involving a transgender woman who was refused transition-related medical care.