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 brief to the Texas Supreme Court in support of the petitions of J.B. and H.B. and Naylor and Daly, two married same-sex couples seeking to get divorced.
Case seeking custodial rights for a non-biological mother whose ex-partner used Ohio's constitutional amendment in an attempt to have her barred from seeing her children.
Case arguing for equal treatment of patients regardless of their sexual orientation.
Case arguing that a doctor cannot refuse to perform surgery on a man because of his HIV status
Amicus brief with the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of Riverside County asking the court to reverse several convictions from an anti-gay sting operation in the Warm Sands neighborhood of Palm Springs.
(Amicus) Case arguing for a gay man to receive asylum to avoid persecution in his native country because of his sexual orientation
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.


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