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.

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 seeking accurate birth certificates listing both parents to children born with legally married same-sex couples in Ohio.
Federal case seeking the freedom to marry in Indiana and recognition of legal out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples.
Lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona arguing that Arizona’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples violates the Equal Protection Clause and the Due Process Clause of the U.S. Constitution
Marriage case seeking immediate issuance of marriage license applications for all same-sex couples in Illinois where one or both partners has a terminal illness.
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.
Federal lawsuit seeking the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Virginia
Case representing same-sex couples in Illinois seeking the freedom to marry.
Lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada arguing that Nevada’s ban on marriage equality violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

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