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 brought against the city of Atlanta, the chief of police and individual officers for illegally searching, detaining and harassing staff and patrons of a gay bar.
Federal lawsuit filed on behalf of a transgender woman fired from her job as a Legislative Editor after she stated her intention to live as a woman in accordance with her health care providers' recommendations.
Case in which a counseling student sues her school for requiring a remediation plan that included greater exposure to LGBT patients.
(Amicus) Custody case arguing that restricting 'exposure' to the gay friends of a parent on the sole basis of their sexual orientation is contrary to Georgia law and perpetuates prejudice and stigma against LGBT people.
Case arguing to return primary custody of a child to mother after she lost it because she is a lesbian
Case in which a man living with HIV challenged the Atlanta Police Department's refusal to hire HIV-positive police officers.
Case representing a skilled glass worker who was fired because his employer claimed his HIV status posed a "direct threat" to others

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