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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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EEOC v. RG & GR Harris Funeral Homes

Lambda Legal filed an amicus brief in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of Aimee Stephens, a transgender...

Case Filed: 06/04/2018

Court: United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

  • Religious Exemptions
Active Case

Harrison v. Austin (formerly v. Esper and at filing v. Shanahan)

Lambda Legal, Modern Military Association of America (MMAA), with partner law firm Winston & Strawn, filed a lawsuit on behalf of...

Case Filed: 05/14/2018

Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

  • Anti-LGBTQ+ Rulings, Laws and Amendments
  • HIV
  • Washington, D.C.
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Doe v. AJ Boggs & Company

Lambda Legal filed a class-action lawsuit in California Superior Court against A.J. Boggs & Company on behalf of 93 low-income...

Case Filed: 04/03/2018

Court: Superior Court of the State of California County of San Francisco

  • Health Care Fairness
  • HIV
  • California
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Ray v. McCloud

Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit challenging Ohio’s...

Case Filed: 03/28/2018

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • Ohio
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Klein dba Sweetcakes by Melissa v. Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industry

Lambda Legal filed friend-of-the-court briefs on behalf of Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer, a lesbian couple, urging the Oregon appellate courts...

Case Filed: 03/15/2018

Court: Oregon Court of Appeals, United States Supreme Court

  • Anti-LGBTQ+ Rulings, Laws and Amendments
  • Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
  • Religious Exemptions
  • Oregon
Active Case

Horton v. Midwest Geriatric Management

Lambda Legal and co-counsel Mark Schuver and Natalie Lorenz filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...

Case Filed: 03/02/2018

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

  • Anti-LGBTQ+ Rulings, Laws and Amendments
  • Employment and Rights in the Workplace
  • Illinois
  • Missouri
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Trump v. Hawaii

Lambda Legal joined other civil rights organizations in submitting an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Case Filed: 02/24/2018

Court: Supreme Court of the United States

  • Immigration and Asylum
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.
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Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

Lambda Legal, joined by the Human Rights Campaign, National Center for Lesbian Rights, National LGBTQ Task Force, and PFLAG, filed...

Case Filed: 01/19/2018

Court: Supreme Court of the United States

  • Employment and Rights in the Workplace
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L.C. v. M.G.

The case raises the question of whether the marital presumption of parentage applies to same-sex spouses. It involves a dispute...

Case Filed: 12/14/2017

Court: Supreme Court for the State of Hawai'i

  • Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
  • Hawaii
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Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

Lambda Legal filed friend-of-the-court briefs supporting Charlie Craig and David Mullins, a gay couple, urging the Colorado appellate courts and...

Case Filed: 12/03/2017

Court: Colorado Court of Appeals, Supreme Court of the United States

  • Anti-LGBTQ+ Rulings, Laws and Amendments
  • Policy
  • Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
  • Religious Exemptions
  • Colorado
Closed Case

Simonson v. Oswego County

Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit against Oswego County and the Oswego County Department of Social Services (DSS) on behalf of...

Case Filed: 11/30/2017

Court: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

Decision: Victory

  • Health Care Fairness
  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • New York
Active Case

Pierce v. Ackal

Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana on behalf of William...

Case Filed: 10/24/2017

Court: United States District Court Western District of Louisiana Lafayette Division

  • Employment and Rights in the Workplace
  • HIV
  • Louisiana
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International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump

Lambda Legal joined allied religious and civil-rights organizations and members of the clergy in submitting an amicus brief to the...

Case Filed: 09/20/2017

Court: Supreme Court of the United States

  • Immigration and Asylum
Active Case

Karnoski v. Trump

Lambda Legal and the Modern Military Association of America (formerly known as OutServe-SLDN and the American Military Partners Association) filed...

Case Filed: 08/28/2017

Court: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • Washington