Cases

Find Your State

Know the laws in your state that protect LGBT people and people living with HIV.

Docket (Open Cases)

Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of four transgender Tennesseeans seeking to allow transgender individuals to correct the gender marker on their Tennessee birth certificates.
Lambda Legal, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), and the law firm WilmerHale filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Adree Edmo urging the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm a district court’s judgment that found that the Idaho Department of Correction and its healthcare provider Corizon, Inc. were deliberately indifferent in denying Ms. Edmo medically necessary care for treatment for gender dysphoria.

Recent Victories

The trial court issued a mutual restraining order against Appellant Maria C. without properly applying section 6305 of the California Family Code, which requires a trial court to make detailed factual findings that each party acted as a primary aggressor and not primarily in self-defense in order to issue mutual domestic violence restraining orders (“DVRO”).
Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit against Oswego County and the Oswego County Department of Social Services (DSS) on behalf of Sean Simonson, a retired transgender county employee.

Landmark Cases

In groundbreaking 8-3 decision, the full Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation violates federal civil rights law. This came after Lambda Legal urged the Court to reverse a lower court ruling and allow Kimberly Hively to present her case alleging that Ivy Tech Community College, where she worked as an instructor for 14 years, denied her fulltime employment and promotions and eventually terminated her employment because she is a lesbian.
The landmark case that helped bring equal marriage nationwide.

Selected Cases

Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of four transgender Tennesseeans seeking to allow transgender individuals to correct the gender marker on their Tennessee birth certificates.
Lambda Legal and Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) filed a federal lawsuit against North Carolina officials for discrimination in state employee health care.