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Lambda Legal pursues impact litigation: We select cases that will have the greatest impact in protecting and advancing the rights of LGBT people and those with HIV. Our docket ordinarily includes about 65 open cases at a time. We also support many important cases by filing friend-of-the-court (amicus) briefs.

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Lambda Legal filed an appeal in Fulcher v. Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs, challenging the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' refusal to engage in rulemaking to reconsider its ban on providing transition-related surgery to transgender veterans.
Lambda Legal client Drew Adams is a 16 year-old rising junior honors' student at Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, Florida. He is transgender, and has been living as the boy that he is since 2015. When he was a freshman, Drew was using the boys' restroom with no incidents. But after someone anonymously reported he was using the boys’ restroom, he was told he could only use the gender neutral restrooms, which separates him from his peers and treats him as unfit to share communal facilities with others.

Recent Victories

Lambda Legal filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against a Boulder County property owner who violated the federal Fair Housing Act and the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act by refusing to rent a housing unit she owns in Gold Hill, Colorado, to a same-sex couple, one of whom is transgender, and their children because she worried their “uniqueness” would jeopardize her standing in the community.
Case in which a Florida trial court entered an injunction prohibiting a non-biological mom, now separated from her former same-sex spouse, from seeing or contacting the couple’s daughter.

Landmark Cases

Lambda Legal is urging the full U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear en banc the case of Jameka Evans alleging that Georgia Regional Hospital of Savannah harassed and punished her, eventually forcing her resignation, because she is a lesbian.
Lambda Legal is urging the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals 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.

Selected Cases

Lambda Legal client Drew Adams is a 16 year-old rising junior honors' student at Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, Florida. He is transgender, and has been living as the boy that he is since 2015. When he was a freshman, Drew was using the boys' restroom with no incidents. But after someone anonymously reported he was using the boys’ restroom, he was told he could only use the gender neutral restrooms, which separates him from his peers and treats him as unfit to share communal facilities with others.
Summary Lambda Legal filed an Amicus Brief in Zarda v. Altitude Express that rebuts the arguments against the Civil Rights Act’s coverage of sexual orientation discrimination made by four federal appellate judges this year in Lambda Legal’s cases.