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August 22, 2012
Tyron Garner and John Lawrence, plaintiffs in Lambda Legal's landmark case Lawrence v. Texas.

For its 45th anniversary, The Advocate has listed the biggest court victories in the fight for LGBT equality. Some of Lambda Legal's most important cases are on the list, including:

  • Lawrence v. Texas, which overturned all remaining state sodomy laws in the United States. Many consider it the most significant LGBT rights breakthrough of our time.
  • In re Guardianship of Sharon Kowalski, in which a woman fought for eight years to bring her life partner home after a tragic car accident.

You can read The Advocate's list here.

And you can learn about some of Lambda Legal's landmark cases that didn't make the magazine's cut here.