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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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Closed Case

Soto Vega v. Gonzales

Case arguing for a Mexican man to receive asylum in the United States after suffering severe antigay harassment and abuse...

Case Filed: 10/28/2011

Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Decision: Victory

  • Immigration and Asylum
  • California
Closed Case

Egan v. Fridlund-Horne

Case seeking to uphold non-biological mother’s right to have parenting time with her child.

Case Filed: 10/28/2011

Court: Arizona Supreme Court

  • Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
  • Arizona
Closed Case

Gartner v. Newton

Case seeking to enforce the presumed-parentage statute that provides a birth certificate listing both parents for children born to all...

Case Filed: 10/28/2011

Court: Iowa District Court for Polk County

Decision: Victory

  • Iowa
Closed Case

O’Leary v. University of Hawaii

Lawsuit alleging that the university discriminated against same-sex couple by rejecting their application for family housing.

Case Filed: 10/28/2011

Court: Circuit court of the first circuit

  • Hawaii
Closed Case

Moses v. King

Case arguing to return primary custody of a child to mother after she lost it because she is a lesbian

Case Filed: 10/28/2011

Court: Georgia Supreme Court

  • Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
  • Georgia
Closed Case

Fields v. Smith

Case challenging a Wisconsin law that bars access to hormone therapy or sex reassignment surgery for prison inmates and others...

Case Filed: 10/28/2011

Court: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Decision: Victory

  • Health Care Fairness
  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • Wisconsin
Closed Case

Doust v. Doe

Case representing man refused dental care because he has HIV.

Case Filed: 10/28/2011

Court: New Jersey Superior Court

  • Health Care Fairness
  • HIV
  • New Jersey
Closed Case

Log Cabin Republicans v. United States of America

Amicus brief filed in support of challenge to U.S. military “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy

Case Filed: 10/28/2011

Court: Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Anti-LGBTQ+ Rulings, Laws and Amendments
  • California
Closed Approximate Case

In re S.J.L. and J.K.L.

Case seeking custodial rights for a non-biological mother whose ex-partner used Ohio’s constitutional amendment in an attempt to have her...

Case Filed: 10/28/2011

Court: Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals

Decision: Victory

  • Anti-LGBTQ+ Rulings, Laws and Amendments
  • Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
  • Ohio
Closed Case

Kaufman v. Virginia Department of Social Services

Case seeking the right for a lesbian woman to adopt her second child

Case Filed: 10/28/2011

Court:

Decision: Victory

  • Virginia
Closed Case

Munson v. Del Taco, Inc.

(Amicus) Case seeking to ensure effective access to antidiscrimination protections in business establishments for disabled Californians, including people living with...

Case Filed: 10/28/2011

Court:

  • HIV
  • California
Landmark Case

Taylor v. Rice

Case Filed: 10/28/2011

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

Decision: Landmark Case

  • Employment and Rights in the Workplace
  • HIV
  • Washington, D.C.
Closed Case

Couture v. Bonfils Memorial Blood Center

Employment discrimination case under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in which court did not reach issue of whether person...

Case Filed: 10/28/2011

Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

  • Employment and Rights in the Workplace
  • HIV
  • Colorado
Closed Case

In re John Carl

Case representing HIV positive man denied kidney transplant.

Case Filed: 10/28/2011

Court:

Decision: Victory

  • Health Care Fairness
  • HIV
  • Colorado
Closed Approximate Case

In re Y.S.

(Amicus) Case arguing for a gay man to receive asylum to avoid persecution in his native country because of his...

Case Filed: 10/28/2011

Court: Second Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Immigration and Asylum
  • New York