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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 on behalf of a non-biological mother seeking shared custody and visitation rights with the child she has parented with her former same-sex partner.
Amicus brief to the Board of Immigration Appeals in support of Jose Luis Ramirez, an HIV-positive immigrant contesting an Immigration Judge’s deportation order.
Lambda Legal's federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on behalf of a widow and three same-sex couples challenging Georgia’s discriminatory marriage ban.
Case arguing for a gay father to have joint custody of his three children
Case arguing for the rights of a non-biological parent to receive primary custody of a child if biological parent is unfit
Case seeking the right for a lesbian woman to adopt her second child
Case in which a counseling student sues her school for requiring a remediation plan that included greater exposure to LGBT patients.
(Amicus) Case seeking the right for same-sex couples to marry in Connecticut
Lambda Legal filed a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of nine national HIV advocacy organizations in King v. Burwell, the latest challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The brief focuses on the disparate impact that an adverse decision will have on people of color living with HIV in the states that have elected not to run their own health insurance exchange.
Case arguing to uphold domestic partnership laws despite Proposition 22, California's antigay marriage initiative

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