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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.

Case representing gay fathers who were refused a birth certificate for their newly adopted son by the office of the Louisiana State Registrar.
This suit, against the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on behalf of the American Military Partner Association (“AMPA”), argues that the denial of benefits to same-sex spouses of veterans living in states that refuse to recognize their marriages is in violation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision striking down the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Case seeking the right to marry for same-sex couples in Washington State
(Amicus) Case arguing for a customer's right to equal treatment
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.
Amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States supporting an injunction against key provisions of Arizona SB 1070.
Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of three transgender Puerto Ricans and the LGBT rights organization Puerto Rico Para [email protected] to compel the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to allow transgender individuals to correct the gender marker on their birth certificates.
Pioneering case seeking the right to marry for same-sex couples in Hawaii
Lambda Legal joined Barber v. Bryant, the federal challenge to HB 1523, Mississippi’s discriminatory anti-LGBT legislation, which was brought by Mississippi civil rights attorney Robert McDuff and the Mississippi Center for Justice.
Case arguing against a clinic's policy of refusing fertility services to gay men
Federal case seeking the freedom to marry in Indiana and recognition of legal out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples.

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