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 brief criticizing the denial of immigration relief for the wife of a U.S. citizen.
(Amicus) Case arguing that Children's Services must provide a transgender youth sex reassignment treatment if it is found medically necessary
Case seeking to maintain a joint custody agreement between two lesbian parents despite Ohio's antigay amendment
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.
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
Case arguing to uphold domestic partnership laws despite Proposition 22, California's antigay marriage initiative