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Employment discrimination case under ADA in which court ruled that evidence of the impact of AIDS on the claimant did not support her claim that she was discriminated against based on having HIV.
Transgender rights case in which a state employee was denied insurance coverage for medically necessary surgery on the basis of his gender identity.
(Amicus) Case arguing that a customer's prejudices are not grounds to terminate transgender employees because of their appearance
In October 2016, Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit on behalf of Juliet Evancho, Elissa Ridenour and A.S. against the Pine-Richland School District. In the complaint, Lambda Legal argued that Pine-Richland’s newly-adopted discriminatory restroom policy sends a purposeful message that transgender students in the school district are undeserving of the privacy, respect, and protections afforded to other students.
Lambda Legal asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case of Jameka Evans, a Savannah security guard who was harassed at work and forced from her job because she is a lesbian. The petition seeks a nationwide ruling that sexual orientation discrimination violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit challenging the State of Idaho’s refusal to allow transgender people to correct the gender on their birth certificates.
Plaintiffs Facing Foster Care in Alaska (FFCA), Family Equality, True Colors United, Inc., and Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) collectively challenge the Grants Rule issued by the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) on January 12, 2021 that modifies a regulation finalized in 2016, which set uniform nondiscrimination protections for beneficiaries of and participants in services and programs funded by HHS grants.
Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit challenging West Virginia’s blanket exclusions of coverage for gender-confirming care in its Medicaid and state employee health insurance plans.
Lambda Legal and Democracy Forward filed a lawsuit on behalf of three organizations serving vulnerable populations — Family Equality, True Colors United, and SAGE — against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its unlawful November 2019 announcement that it would stop enforcing anti-discrimination protections against federal grantees that deny services to, or otherwise discriminate against, individuals. The administration's unlawful action endangers already vulnerable populations, especially as the country confronts the coronavirus pandemic.
Case challenging a Wisconsin law that bars access to hormone therapy or sex reassignment surgery for prison inmates and others in state custody
Case challenging an extreme law that left children adopted by same-sex couples in other states "orphans" when their families moved to or traveled through Oklahoma

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