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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

United States v. Varner (a.k.a. Kathrine Nicole Jett)

Lambda Legal filed an amicus brief on behalf of LGBT organizations including Human Rights Campaign, National Center for Transgender Equality,...

Case Filed: 03/20/2020

Court: United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • Texas
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Family Equality v. Azar

Lambda Legal and Democracy Forward filed a lawsuit on behalf of three organizations serving vulnerable populations — Family Equality, True...

Case Filed: 03/19/2020

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

  • Health Care Fairness
Active Case

Gender and Sexuality Alliance v. Spearman

Lambda Legal and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, along with private counsel Womble Bond Dickinson, Brazil & Burke, and...

Case Filed: 02/26/2020

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

  • Students' Rights
  • South Carolina
Active Case

People of Michigan v. Jeffrey Martin Six

Lambda Legal and the ACLU of Michigan filed a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of Jeffrey Martin Six in support of...

Case Filed: 01/30/2020

Court: Michigan Court of Appeals

  • Fair Courts
  • Michigan
Active Case

M.H.W. v. Cuomo

Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit challenging New York State’s policy categorically prohibiting transgender minors from correcting the sex designation...

Case Filed: 01/07/2020

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

  • Anti-LGBTQ+ Rulings, Laws and Amendments
  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • Students' Rights
  • New York
Closed Case

Kiviti v. Pompeo

Lambda Legal, with Immigration Equality and pro bono counsel Morgan Lewis, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of...

Case Filed: 09/12/2019

Court: U.S. District Court of Maryland

  • Immigration and Asylum
  • Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
  • Maryland
Active Case

Mize v. Pompeo

Lambda Legal, with Immigration Equality, and pro bono counsel Morgan Lewis, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for...

Case Filed: 09/12/2019

Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia Atlanta Division

  • Immigration and Asylum
  • Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
  • Georgia
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
Active Case

County of Santa Clara v. HHS

Lambda Legal, Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit challenging...

Case Filed: 05/28/2019

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

  • Anti-LGBTQ+ Rulings, Laws and Amendments
  • Health Care Fairness
  • Religious Exemptions
  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • California
Active Case

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. v. United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit to compel the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to release information...

Case Filed: 05/22/2019

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

  • Fair Courts
  • New York
Active Case

Gore v. Lee

Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of four transgender Tennesseeans seeking to allow transgender individuals to correct the...

Case Filed: 04/22/2019

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

  • Anti-LGBTQ+ Rulings, Laws and Amendments
  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • Tennessee
Closed Case

Edmo v. Idaho Department of Correction, et al.

Lambda Legal, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), and the law firm WilmerHale filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of...

Case Filed: 04/11/2019

Court: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • Criminal Legal System and Police Misconduct
  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • Idaho
Active Case

Kadel v. Folwell

Lambda Legal and Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) filed a federal lawsuit against North Carolina officials for discrimination...

Case Filed: 03/08/2019

Court: United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina

  • Anti-LGBTQ+ Rulings, Laws and Amendments
  • Health Care Fairness
  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • North Carolina
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Colosimo v. Berryhill

Lambda Legal filed a motion on behalf of a 75-year-old gay man arguing that the Social Security Administration’s denial of...

Case Filed: 01/16/2019

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

  • Anti-LGBTQ+ Rulings, Laws and Amendments
  • Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
  • Seniors
  • North Carolina
Active Case

Lucas v. Chalk

Lambda Legal, Just Detention International (JDI), and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of...

Case Filed: 01/14/2019

Court: United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

  • Anti-LGBTQ+ Rulings, Laws and Amendments
  • Criminal Legal System and Police Misconduct
  • Fair Courts
  • Tennessee