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.
Case representing a same-sex couple that was discriminated from renting an apartment in New York City.
Case on behalf of a nonbiological mother seeking custody and visitation rights with and to provide financial support to the child she has parented with her former same-sex partner.
Case challenging a mortgage company's unlawful refusal to allow a lesbian couple to share a mortgage on a home.
Case involving a New York resident seeking an order from a New York court to dissolving her Vermont civil union.
Lawsuit invoking the New York City and State Civil and Human Rights Laws in the case of a woman attacked for her perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.
Funderburke v. New York State Department of Civil Service, Uniondale Union Free School District, et al.Case seeking health benefits for same-sex spouse of retired New York school teacher after they were married in Canada
Case seeking the right to marry for same-sex couples in New York
Case challenging the wrongful denial of non-profit property tax exemption for a New York LGBTQ community center
Advocacy letter urging a New York City-based landlord to add the wife of lesbian tenant to rent-stabilized apartment lease in accordance with state and city law.
(Amicus) Case arguing for a gay man to receive asylum to avoid persecution in his native country because of his sexual orientation
Amicus brief criticizing the denial of immigration relief for the wife of a U.S. citizen.