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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

Hicklin v. Precythe (formerly Hicklin v. Lombardi)

Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Jessica Hicklin, a 37-year-old transgender woman incarcerated at the Potosi Correctional Center, a...

Case Filed: 08/22/2016

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

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

Birchfield v. Armstrong

After more than 40 years together, Hal Birchfield and James Merrick Smith traveled to New York in October 2012 and...

Case Filed: 08/15/2016

Court:

  • Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
  • Seniors
  • Florida
Active Case

Wetzel v. Glen St. Andrew Living Community

In a groundbreaking decision, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a landlord may be held liable under the...

Case Filed: 07/26/2016

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

  • Seniors
  • Illinois
Closed Case

In Re Feldhaus

Case appealing a trial court decision denying a transgender man’s name change petition.

Case Filed: 06/09/2016

Court:

Decision: Victory

  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • Georgia
Closed Case

Brooke S.B. v. Elizabeth C.C.

Lambda Legal represented Brooke S.B. in her effort to continue to parent the six-year-old son she and her former partner,...

Case Filed: 06/02/2016

Court:

Decision: Victory

  • Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
  • New York
Closed Case

Oliver v. The Barbershop

Lambda Legal has brought this lawsuit to enforce California’s paramount interest in nondiscrimination and to make clear that freedom of...

Case Filed: 05/25/2016

Court: Superior Court of the State of California for the County of San Bernardino

  • Religious Exemptions
  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • California
Closed Case

Carcaño v. Cooper (formerly Carcaño v. McCrory)

Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of North Carolina and Equality North Carolina filed a lawsuit challenging North...

Case Filed: 03/29/2016

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

  • Anti-LGBTQ+ Rulings, Laws and Amendments
  • Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • Students' Rights
  • North Carolina
Closed Case

Zubik v. Burwell

Lambda Legal filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court urging the Court to reject arguments made by religiously...

Case Filed: 02/24/2016

Court: United States Supreme Court

  • Health Care Fairness
  • Policy
  • Religious Exemptions
  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
Closed Case

Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt (formerly Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole)

Lambda Legal filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday in support of the Texas abortion clinics, physicians...

Case Filed: 02/24/2016

Court: United States Supreme Court

Decision: Victory

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

Lively v. Fletcher Hospital d/b/a Park Ridge Health

Lawsuit seeking compensation for Sandra Lively, a registered nurse at North Carolina hospital Park Ridge Health, for the thousands of...

Case Filed: 02/11/2016

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

  • Employment and Rights in the Workplace
  • Health Care Fairness
  • Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
  • North Carolina
Active Case

Roberts v. Clark County School District

Lambda Legal has submitted a friend-of-the-court brief in support of a transgender police officer in Nevada who was banned from...

Case Filed: 02/03/2016

Court: United States District Court for the District of Nevada

  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • Nevada
Closed Case

Smith v. Avanti

Lambda Legal filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against a Boulder County property owner who violated the federal Fair Housing Act...

Case Filed: 01/12/2016

Court: U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Decision: Victory

  • Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
  • Colorado
Closed Case

Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital

Lambda Legal asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case of Jameka Evans, a Savannah security guard who was...

Case Filed: 01/06/2016

Court: United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

  • Employment and Rights in the Workplace
  • Georgia
Closed Case

Weiss v. Brajer

Federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina on behalf of Melissa and Meredith Weiss,...

Case Filed: 12/17/2015

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

Decision: Victory

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

G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board

Case on behalf of a student who was denied access to the male restroom at his Virginia high school because...

Case Filed: 11/23/2015

Court:

  • Transgender and Nonbinary Rights
  • Students' Rights
  • Virginia