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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 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.
Employment discrimination case under ADA in which court ruled that evidence of the impact of AIDS on the claimant did not support her claim that she was discriminated against based on having HIV.
Transgender rights case in which a state employee was denied insurance coverage for medically necessary surgery on the basis of his gender identity.
(Amicus) Case arguing that a customer's prejudices are not grounds to terminate transgender employees because of their appearance
Lambda Legal is urging the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a lower court ruling and allow Jameka Evans to present her case alleging that Georgia Regional Hospital of Savannah harassed and punished her, eventually forcing her resignation, because she is a lesbian.
Case challenging a Wisconsin law that bars access to hormone therapy or sex reassignment surgery for prison inmates and others in state custody
Case challenging an extreme law that left children adopted by same-sex couples in other states "orphans" when their families moved to or traveled through Oklahoma
Case challenging a hospital's decision to keep a gay man from visiting his dying partner
(Amicus) Case arguing in favor of the "recusal canon" to maintain fair and impartial judges

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