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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.
Amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit urging that heightened scrutiny be applied to discrimination based upon sexual orientation.
HIV criminalization case where an HIV-positive man was sentenced to 25 years in prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender after a one-time sexual encounter in which he used a condom.
Pioneering case seeking the right to marry for same-sex couples in Hawaii
(Amicus) Groundbreaking case seeking the right to marry for same-sex couples in Vermont
Case arguing that health care providers' personal religious beliefs do not excuse discrimination against LGBT patients Issues
(Amicus) Historic case seeking to uphold a viewpoint-neutral student group system at public universities
Historic case arguing for a sheriff's culpability for his acts in the murder of a transgender man
Pioneering case arguing the reinstatement of Army and National Guard veteran after she was discharged because of her sexual orientation
Groundbreaking case arguing for the right of students to form a gay-straight alliance and to become a recognized student club

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