Selected Cases

Since the 1970s, Lambda Legal has made history through winning legal victories that allowed LGBT people and people with HIV to live their lives with greater dignity, safety and equality under the law.

The cases below offer a broad overview of legal matters Lambda Legal has pursued on behalf of LGBT people and people living with HIV during the most recent decades of our nearly 40-year history.

Lawsuit brought by an antigay legal group attempting to strip away Wisconsin's newly enacted domestic partnership registry for same-sex couples and their families.
(Amicus) Historic case seeking to uphold a viewpoint-neutral student group system at public universities
Employment discrimination case under ADA in which court ruled that evidence of the impact of AIDS on the claimant did not support her claim that she was discriminated against based on having HIV.
Case challenging a Wisconsin law that bars access to hormone therapy or sex reassignment surgery for prison inmates and others in state custody
Case involving the right of transgender people in prison to receive appropriate medical treatment.
Case arguing that a doctor cannot refuse to perform surgery on a man because of his HIV status
Groundbreaking case arguing that schools have a responsibility to protect students from antigay verbal and physical abuse
Case brought against a doctor, clinic and health care institution after a woman was refused necessary surgery because of her HIV status.
Case invoking the Wisconsin hate crimes law after a university student is brutally attacked by two men because he is gay

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