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.

Amicus brief to the Board of Immigration Appeals in support of Jose Luis Ramirez, an HIV-positive immigrant contesting an Immigration Judge’s deportation order.
Case defending students’ right to take a stand against antigay bullying.
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.
Case filed against Westchester County, N.Y., police for releasing sealed arrest records in public sex sting.
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 representing same-sex partner of shooting victim seeking survivor benefits in Alaska.
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.
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.
Case representing a lesbian couple denied accommodation at a Hawai'i commercial business establishment.

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