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.

(Amicus) Case arguing that Children's Services must provide a transgender youth sex reassignment treatment if it is found medically necessary
Case arguing that New York's state government follows the law by respecting out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples.
Case defending a man's right to the estate of his deceased spouse with New York's long-standing law respecting out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples.
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.
Case involving a man who bit a police officer and whose saliva was ruled a “dangerous instrument” because he has HIV.
Case on behalf of a brother and sister challenging antigay harassment, discrimination and censorship by school officials.
Case arguing against a residential center's withholding of prescription hormone medication and punishment of gender expression for a transgender woman
Case filed against Westchester County, N.Y., police for releasing sealed arrest records in public sex sting.

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