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.
Appeal of a trial court order taking a thriving one-year-old girl away from her lesbian foster parents because the trial judge preferred the adoption placement to be with a "traditional family."
Historic case that overturned all remaining state sodomy laws in the United States
Groundbreaking case arguing against Cirque du Soleil's decision to fire an employee because of his HIV status
Groundbreaking case arguing that schools have a responsibility to protect students from antigay verbal and physical abuse
Case arguing for students' rights under the First Amendment to form a gay-straight alliance and to be treated equally
Case of a man who allegedly bit his neighbor and was charged with violating a Michigan bioterrorism statute based on the allegation that he has HIV.
Case in which a same-sex married couple sued the Connecticut Department of Public Health because it refused to list both men as fathers of their twins born through a gestational surrogate.
Case arguing to preserve insurance benefits for same-sex couples after they are threatened by antigay group
Case arguing against a residential center's withholding of prescription hormone medication and punishment of gender expression for a transgender woman
Landmark case that struck down a Colorado voter initiative that would have stripped lesbians and gay men of civil rights protection.
Case arguing against a custody arrangement that is contingent on the children being blocked from seeing their HIV positive aunt