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.

Case representing gay fathers who were refused a birth certificate for their newly adopted son by the office of the Louisiana State Registrar.
Amicus brief filed in support of case challenging the Crime Against Nature by Solicitation ("CANS") law.
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.
Case arguing the right for a man living with HIV to receive care after being rejected from six nursing homes because of his HIV status
Case arguing to preserve insurance benefits for same-sex couples after they are threatened by antigay group

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