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Lambda Legal, in partnership with South Carolina Equality, filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court of South Carolina arguing that South Carolina is obligated to allow same-sex couples to marry.
Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit against St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Paterson, New Jersey, after the hospital refused to allow Jionni Conforti’s surgeon to perform a routine hysterectomy because Jionni is transgender. The lawsuit cites the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, which clearly prohibits discrimination because of sex and gender identity, and Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.
Case challenging the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy
Maverick Couch is a high school junior threatened with suspension if he wore a T-shirt bearing the message “Jesus Is Not a Homophobe.”
Lambda Legal, Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services “Denial-of-Care” Rule.
Employment discrimination case under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in which court did not reach issue of whether person with HIV was disabled.
Case representing same-sex couples in Illinois seeking the freedom to marry.
Case seeking disability benefits for the children of a same-sex couple
Case on behalf of a nonbiological mother seeking custody and visitation rights with and to provide financial support to the child she has parented with her former same-sex partner.
Lambda Legal and Modern Military Association of America (MMAA) filed a lawsuit on behalf of Kevin Deese and John Doe (a pseudonym), who the Navy and Air Force refused to commission as officers based on their HIV-positive status after they graduated from the respective military academy for each branch of the Armed Services. In both situations, these now former Service Members had the support of their superiors and military healthcare providers to continue serving and to commission as officers. 
Case arguing for equal employment benefits for partners of gay and lesbian employees as offered to heterosexual married employees

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