Fact Sheet

Find Your State

Know the laws in your state that protect LGBT people and people living with HIV.
  • Equality on the Move

    Lambda Legal, the leading national legal organization dedicated to achieving full civil rights for LGBT people and people with HIV, has had an exceptional year. Our high-impact cases and educational programs continue to serve our mission by securing new and expanded legal protections and by amplifying our message in public forums. Below are highlights of our accomplishments.

  • The Respect for Marriage Act

    What is it and what will it do?

  • Achieving Health Care Fairness

    Anti-discrimination laws are important tools for protecting non-discriminatory access to health care for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Studies demonstrate that anti-gay and antitrans bias permeates the medical profession, with adverse effects on the health and well-being of LGBT people.

  • Lambda Legal's Safety Scale

    Are you and your same-sex partner thinking about traveling or moving to another state but worried about whether your relationship will be respected? Or have you joined the growing movement to advocate that employers or organizations, when choosing sites for a convention or meeting, avoid locales that require or promote discrimination against same-sex relationships?

  • In My Own Words – Joy Ladin

  • Bending the Mold

    Whether you’re transgender or gender non-conforming, questioning, or an ally, this kit is designed to help you make your school a safer place. We’ve included ideas and information to help you advocate for change. There’s also an extensive list of resources to help you connect with the transgender community and find support.

  • Iowa Marriage FAQ

  • Fighting for the Rights of People Living with HIV

    Today, more than one million people nationwide are living with HIV, and tens of thousands of new infections occur each year. People living with HIV continue to face widespread discrimination in employment, health care, housing, parenting, immigration, criminal justice and many other areas of life.

  • Your Government Respects Your Marriage: Developments in New York State Agency Recognition of Same-Sex Couples' Out-of-State Marriages

    Marriages of same-sex couples validly performed in other jurisdictions are accorded legal respect in New York state under longstanding principles of law.

  • Plaintiff Couples in Lambda Legal's Iowa Marriage Lawsuit: Varnum v. Brien

    Meet Kate and Trish, David and Larry, Dawn and Jen, Ingrid and Reva, Jason and Chuck, and Bill and Otter.