Docket (Open Cases)

Lambda Legal selects cases that will have the greatest impact in protecting and advancing the rights of LGBT people and those with HIV.

We are involved in approximately 65 open cases at a time. Below is a selection of our current active cases.

Summary Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit on behalf Chelsea and Jessamy Torres, a married lesbian couple, seeking a birth certificate listing both mothers as parents of their son, born in March 2015.
Lambda Legal joined the legal team representing a total of seven Louisiana same-sex couples and the Forum for Equality Louisiana, the state’s LGBT rights organization, in their appeal to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals of last month’s U.S. District Court ruling upholding Louisiana’s discriminatory marriage ban.
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.
Marriage recognition and family law case at the United States Supreme Court seeking accurate birth certificates listing both parents to children born with legally married same-sex couples in Ohio.
Lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia arguing that West Virginia’s marriage ban unfairly discriminates against same-sex couples and their children.
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.

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