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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 OutServe-SLDN 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
(Amicus) Case arguing against ban on any person who engages in same-sex sodomy from becoming a foster parent
U.S. Supreme Court case challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, a law that greatly expands access to health insurance for millions of Americans, including those living with HIV.
Case challenging a mortgage company's unlawful refusal to allow a lesbian couple to share a mortgage on a home.
Case representing Arizona lesbian and gay state employees facing elimination of their domestic partner benefits.
Case involving a New York resident seeking an order from a New York court to dissolving her Vermont civil union.

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