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Lambda Legal’s Case Work

For five decades and counting, Lambda Legal has proudly served as attorneys for the LGBTQ+ community and people living with HIV. Find out what’s on our docket right now—and go in depth on each of our current cases below.

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Active Case

City of Grants Pass, Oregon v. Gloria Johnson, et al., on Behalf of Themselves and All Other Similarly Situated 

Lambda Legal filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in Grants Pass v. Johnson, a case addressing whether...

Case Filed: 04/19/2024

Court: Supreme Court of the United States

  • Youth in Out-of-Home Care
  • Criminal Legal System and Police Misconduct
  • United States
  • Oregon
Closed Case

Easter v. HHS

Lambda Legal and Americans United for Separation of Church and State, together with the law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe...

Case Filed: 10/13/2021

Court: U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Decision: Victory

  • Religious Exemptions
  • Youth in Out-of-Home Care
  • United States
Active Case

Facing Foster Care in Alaska v. HHS

Plaintiffs Facing Foster Care in Alaska (FFCA), Family Equality, True Colors United, Inc., and Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders...

Case Filed: 02/10/2021

Court: The United States District Court for the District of Columbia

  • Anti-LGBTQ+ Rulings, Laws and Amendments
  • Health Care Fairness
  • Seniors
  • Youth in Out-of-Home Care
  • United States
Active Case

California Tribal Families Coalition v. Azar

Represented by Lambda Legal, Democracy Forward, and the Michigan State University College of Law’s Indian Law Clinic, two federally recognized...

Case Filed: 08/26/2020

Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division

  • Youth in Out-of-Home Care
Active Case

Rogers v. United States Department of Health and Human Services

Lambda Legal, the ACLU, ACLU of South Carolina, and South Carolina Equality Coalition are suing the U.S. Department of Health...

Case Filed: 05/30/2019

Court: United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, Greenville Division

  • Anti-LGBTQ+ Rulings, Laws and Amendments
  • Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
  • Religious Exemptions
  • Youth in Out-of-Home Care
  • South Carolina
Closed Case

Fulton v. City of Philadelphia

Lambda Legal filed friend-of-the-court briefs in the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and again in the U.S. Supreme Court...

Case Filed: 10/05/2018

Court: Supreme Court of the United States

  • Anti-LGBTQ+ Rulings, Laws and Amendments
  • Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
  • Religious Exemptions
  • Youth in Out-of-Home Care
  • Pennsylvania
Active Case

Marouf v. Becerra (Formerly Marouf v. Azar)

Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Conference...

Case Filed: 02/08/2018

Court: U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

  • Anti-LGBTQ+ Rulings, Laws and Amendments
  • Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
  • Religious Exemptions
  • Youth in Out-of-Home Care
  • Texas
  • Washington, D.C.
Closed Case

In the Matter of Brian (a.k.a. Mariah) L.

(Amicus) Case arguing that Children’s Services must provide a transgender youth sex reassignment treatment if it is found medically necessary

Case Filed: 10/28/2011

Court: New York Supreme Court

  • Health Care Fairness
  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • Youth in Out-of-Home Care
  • New York
Closed Case

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Springfield-in-Illinois et al. v. Illinois et al.

Adoption and parenting case in which Catholic Charities sued Illinois to force the state to renew a contract for foster...

Case Filed: 10/28/2011

Court:

  • Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
  • Religious Exemptions
  • Youth in Out-of-Home Care
  • Illinois
Closed Approximate Case

L.P. v. Philadelphia, et al.

Case representing a transgender girl subjected to verbal and physical abuse because of her sexual orientation, gender identity, sex and...

Case Filed: 10/28/2011

Court: City of Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations

  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • Youth in Out-of-Home Care
  • Pennsylvania