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.

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
Case representing low-income Louisianans living with HIV who are at risk of losing their health insurance because Louisiana insurance companies are refusing to accept federally funded premium subsidies.
Amicus briefs to multiple federal courts of appeal and then the U.S. Supreme Court arguing against granting religious exemptions to for-profit companies from insurance coverage requirements of the Affordable Care Act.
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.
Federal lawsuit on behalf of three City of Houston employees stripped of spousal health coverage benefits for their same-sex spouses.
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.
Case representing non-closeted lesbian high school English teacher whose contract was not renewed at a Southern California high school after two years of discrimination and harassment due to her support of LGBT students and her sexual orientation.
Sexual orientation discrimination case where a cab driver demanded that a gay couple get out of his taxi after they exchanged a kiss.
Amicus brief filed with the New York Court of Appeals urging the reinstatement of the conviction of Dwight DeLee, found guilty in 2009 of first degree manslaughter as a hate crime in the 2008 shooting death of a transgender woman in Syracuse.
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.

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