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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

Wilkins v. Austin

Lambda Legal filed a legal challenge to the U.S. Military policy that prevents people living with HIV from enlisting in...

Case Filed: 11/10/2022

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

  • Anti-LGBTQ+ Rulings, Laws and Amendments
  • Employment and Rights in the Workplace
  • HIV
  • United States
Active Case

Dekker, et al., v. Weida, et al.

LGBTQ+ and health advocacy groups filed a federal lawsuit today challenging Florida’s anti-transgender health care rule denying coverage for transgender...

Case Filed: 09/07/2022

Court: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

  • Health Care Fairness
  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • Florida
Active Case

Cousins et al. v. The School Board of Orange County et al.

Lambda Legal, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Southern Legal Counsel, and private counsel Baker McKenzie filed a federal lawsuit challenging...

Case Filed: 07/25/2022

Court: U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

  • Anti-LGBTQ+ Rulings, Laws and Amendments
  • Florida
Active Case

PFLAG v. Abbott

Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of Texas, along with Texas-based law firm Baker Botts LLP,...

Case Filed: 06/08/2022

Court: District Court of Travis County, Texas

  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • Students' Rights
  • Texas
Active Case

Chandler v. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Lambda Legal, the ACLU of Southern California, the Transgender Law Center, and O’Melveny & Myers LLP filed a request to...

Case Filed: 05/09/2022

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

  • Criminal Legal System and Police Misconduct
  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • California
Closed Case

Walker v. Marshall

Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of two Alabama families challenging the felony health care ban, a state law...

Case Filed: 04/11/2022

Court: United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, Northern Division

  • Anti-LGBTQ+ Rulings, Laws and Amendments
  • Health Care Fairness
  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • Students' Rights
  • Alabama
Active Case

Fowler et al. v. Stitt et al.

Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit seeking to allow transgender people to correct the gender marker on their Oklahoma birth...

Case Filed: 03/14/2022

Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma

  • Anti-LGBTQ+ Rulings, Laws and Amendments
  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • Oklahoma
Active Case

Doe v. Abbott

Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Texas, and the law firm Baker Botts LLP asked a Texas...

Case Filed: 03/01/2022

Court: District Court of Travis County, Texas

  • Anti-LGBTQ+ Rulings, Laws and Amendments
  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • Students' Rights
  • Texas
Active Case

In re Dallas Arboretum

Lambda Legal has filed a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical...

Case Filed: 02/04/2022

Court: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

  • Employment and Rights in the Workplace
  • Texas
Active Case

Payne-Elliott v. Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis

Payne-Elliott sued the archdiocese for compelling Cathedral High School to fire him or lose its Catholic status because Payne-Elliott was...

Case Filed: 11/23/2021

Court: Court of Appeals of Indiana

  • Religious Exemptions
  • Indiana
Closed Case

Campos v. Cohen

Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit challenging the State of North Carolina’s discriminatory policy requiring transgender people to have undergone...

Case Filed: 11/15/2021

Court: U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina

Decision: Victory

  • Anti-LGBTQ+ Rulings, Laws and Amendments
  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • North Carolina
Active Case

L.E. v. Lee

In November 2021, Lambda Legal along with co-counsel filed a lawsuit on behalf of 14-year-old Luc Esquivel who is banned...

Case Filed: 11/04/2021

Court: U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • Students' Rights
  • Tennessee
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

Yoakam v. Virginia Department of Corrections, et. al.

Lambda Legal represents Jason Yoakam, a transgender man incarcerated at Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women (FCCW) in Troy, Virginia. The...

Case Filed: 08/25/2021

Court: The United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia

  • Health Care Fairness
  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • Virginia
Active Case

Rios v. Redding

Lambda Legal and the University of Denver School of Law, Civil Rights Clinic filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of...

Case Filed: 06/10/2021

Court: United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

  • Criminal Legal System and Police Misconduct
  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • Colorado