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 New Jersey.
Case seeking to enforce the presumed-parentage statute that provides a birth certificate listing both parents for children born to all married couples.
Case seeking to reverse a Michigan trial court ruling that violated the Full Faith and Credit clause by making three adopted children legal orphans in the state.
Case filed against Johnson City, Tennessee and its police chief on behalf of a man who unfairly had his photo released along with 39 other men arrested in a public sex sting operation.
Case representing Texas lesbian denied the opportunity to interview for a permanent teaching position at a Texas community college.
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.
Missouri State Trooper’s partner of 15 years is denied survivor’s benefits after trooper dies while on duty.
Federal case seeking spousal health benefits for lesbian employee of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Case involving the right of transgender people in prison to receive appropriate medical treatment.
Case seeking an emergency marriage license for a lesbian couple, several months in advance of the implementation of the new marriage law in Illinois.
Case arguing that the LAPD violated a settlement agreement intended to protect an openly gay officer from harassment and discrimination on the job

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