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.

(Amicus) Federal Privacy Act case brought by a federal employee after a workplace doctor revealed his HIV status to a co-employee without his permission.
Amicus brief filed in support of case challenging the Crime Against Nature by Solicitation ("CANS") law.
Case arguing that a school must protect students from persistent and severe antigay harassment
Case representing man refused dental care because he has HIV.
Case arguing that Foot Locker failed to protect one of its employees from severe antigay harassment and discrimination in the workplace
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 seeking to uphold non-biological mother's right to have parenting time with her child.
Case arguing for equal protections for domestic partners who thought their relationships were registered with the state but were not as California family law provides to people who believed they were married but were not
Appeal of a Florida family court ruling that a second parent adoption a lesbian obtained in Washington state could not be enforced in Florida.

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