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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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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
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B.P.J. v. West Virginia State Board of Education

“I know how hurtful a law like this is to all kids like me who just want to play sports...

Case Filed: 06/04/2021

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • Students' Rights
  • West Virginia
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B.L. vs. Mahanoy Area School District

School districts must be able to address legitimately harmful speech such as bullying, harassment, and threats of violence- whether or...

Case Filed: 03/31/2021

Court: The United States Supreme Court

  • Students' Rights
  • United States
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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
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Hobby Lobby v. Sommerville

Lambda Legal filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Meggan Sommerville, a transgender woman, in her almost decade-long fight with...

Case Filed: 12/22/2020

Court: Second District Appellate Court of Illinois

  • Employment and Rights in the Workplace
  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • Illinois
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Immigration Equality v. DHS

Lambda Legal and Immigration Equality, along with co-counsel Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, filed a federal lawsuit challenging the...

Case Filed: 12/20/2020

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

  • Immigration and Asylum
  • United States
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C.P. v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Lambda Legal and Sirianni Youtz Spoonemore Hamburger PLLC filed a federal lawsuit challenging Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois’s (“BCBSIL”)...

Case Filed: 11/23/2020

Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Washington in Tacoma

  • Health Care Fairness
  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • Illinois
  • Washington
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Keohane v. Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary

Lambda Legal and the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Reiyn Keohane urging the Eleventh...

Case Filed: 11/18/2020

Court: United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

  • Criminal Legal System and Police Misconduct
  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • Florida
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Santiago v. Gage, et al.

Lambda Legal filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Ashley Moon Raelynn urging the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to...

Case Filed: 11/18/2020

Court: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • Criminal Legal System and Police Misconduct
  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • Washington
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Fain v. Crouch

Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit challenging West Virginia’s blanket exclusions of coverage for gender-confirming care in its Medicaid and...

Case Filed: 11/12/2020

Court: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

  • Health Care Fairness
  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • West Virginia
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The Diversity Center v. Trump

Lambda Legal has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s recent executive order that prohibits federal contractors and grantees...

Case Filed: 11/03/2020

Court: United States District Court Northern District of California

  • Racial Justice and Low-Income Advocacy
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Gladney v. United States

Lambda Legal, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), and the law firm Boies, Schiller, Flexner LLP filed a friend-of-the-court brief...

Case Filed: 10/21/2020

Court: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • Criminal Legal System and Police Misconduct
  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • Arizona
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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
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Wade v. Starbucks Corp.

Lambda Legal and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) led a coalition of LGBTQ advocacy organizations and legal aid...

Case Filed: 08/21/2020

Court: Court of Appeal of the State of California, Fifth Appellate District

  • Employment and Rights in the Workplace
  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • California
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Saba v. Cuomo

Lambda Legal represents Sander Saba, a nonbinary transgender New York resident who is seeking an accurate New York driver’s license...

Case Filed: 07/28/2020

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • New York