Recent Victories

All year long, Lambda Legal wins legal victories for LGBT people and people with HIV who seek full and equal rights—on the job, as parents and couples, in health care, school, our communities and in all aspects of our lives.

Below are case summaries for our recent legal victories.

Case representing same-sex partner of shooting victim seeking survivor benefits in Alaska.
Advocacy letter urging a New York City-based landlord to add the wife of lesbian tenant to rent-stabilized apartment lease in accordance with state and city law.
HIV criminalization case where an HIV-positive man was sentenced to 25 years in prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender after a one-time sexual encounter in which he used a condom.
Case representing same-sex couples in Illinois seeking the freedom to marry.
Lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada arguing that Nevada’s ban on marriage equality violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
Maverick Couch is a high school junior threatened with suspension if he wore a T-shirt bearing the message “Jesus Is Not a Homophobe.”
Lambda Legal case in which a legally married same-sex couple in Iowa gave birth to a stillborn baby and was issued a death certificate by the Iowa Department of Public Health with one of the mothers' names removed with correction fluid.
Lawsuit brought by an antigay legal group attempting to strip away Wisconsin's newly enacted domestic partnership registry for same-sex couples and their families.
University's domestic partner benefits program threatened by antigay group and legislator
Case winning equal travel benefits for spouses of lesbian and gay employees of SkyWest Airlines.
Amicus brief in support of University of California Hastings Law School policy requiring publicly funded student groups to accept "all comers."

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