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 seeking the right to marry for same-sex couples in Washington State
Pioneering case arguing the reinstatement of Army and National Guard veteran after she was discharged because of her sexual orientation
Case arguing for equal employment benefits for partners of gay and lesbian employees as offered to heterosexual married employees
Case arguing for equal treatment of patients regardless of their sexual orientation.
Case arguing against the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy

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