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.

Employment discrimination case under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in which court did not reach issue of whether person with HIV was disabled.
Case charging Qwest Communications with failing to protect an employee from severe antigay harassment in the workplace
Landmark case that struck down a Colorado voter initiative that would have stripped lesbians and gay men of civil rights protection.

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