LGBT & AIDS Project Case Profiles

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Active Cases

RELATIONSHIPS

Fisher-Borne v. Smith: Seeking the right to obtain second parent adoptions, and challenging the state’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples

Appling v. Doyle: Defending Wisconsin domestic partnerships

Bassett v. Snyder: Challenge to discriminatory domestic partner benefits law

Donaldson and Guggenheim v. Montana: Fighting for relationship protections in a state with a marriage ban

Schmidt and Schuh v. Alaska: Same-sex couples challenge Alaska’s discriminatory tax law

Whitewood v. Corbett: Federal case seeking the freedom to marry in Pennsylvania

Harris, et al. v. McDonnell, et al.: Same-sex couples challenge Virginia's ban on marriage for same-sex couples and the state's refusal to recognize marriages same-sex couples have legally entered elsewhere

Wolf and Schumacher v. WalkerSame-sex couples challenge Wisconsin's ban on marriage for same sex couples and the state's refusal to recognize marriages same-sex couples have legally entered elsewhere

Evans v. UtahSame-sex couples challenge Utah's failure to recognize legal marriages that were entered into after a federal court struck down the state ban, but before the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily halted new marriages from taking place.

VICTORY! Griego v. Oliver: Same-sex couples challenge New Mexico's ban on marriage for same-sex couples and the state's refusal to recognize marriages same-sex couples have legally entered elsewhere

VICTORY! Windsor v. United States: Challenging the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

PARENTING

Fisher-Borne v. Smith: Seeking the right to obtain second parent adoptions, and challenging the state’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples

Stewart and Stewart v. Heinman: A challenge to Nebraska's policy that bans gay and lesbian individuals from serving as foster parents 

HIV/AIDS

VICTORY! Henderson et al. v. Thomas et al.: Challenging the segregation and restriction of inmates with HIV

DISCRIMINATION

VICTORY! Elane Photography, LLC v. Vanessa Willcock: Challenging a photography studio's refusal take pictures for same-sex wedding ceremonies.

TRANSGENDER

VICTORY! K.L. v. State of Alaska: Allowing transgender individuals to correct the gender marker on their driver’s licenses without undergoing major surgery

YOUTH & SCHOOLS

VICTORY! A.W. and C.W. v. Davis County School District: Challenging the removal of a book about a family with same-sex parents from a school district's libraries

Concluded Cases

RELATIONSHIPS

Glossip v. Missouri Department of Transportation and Highway Patrol Employees' Retirement System: Attempt to secure survivor benefits for domestic partners

Lazaro and Matos v. Orr: Freedom to Marry in Illinois

Prop 8 Case (Hollingsworth v. Perry): Federal challenge to Proposition 8

VICTORY! Advocacy Encourages H&R Block to Accommodate Gay Couples in Civil Unions

VICTORY! Alaska CLU v. State of Alaska: State employee domestic partner benefits

Challenge to Florida's Anti-Gay Relationship Initiative: Relationship protections for same-sex couples

Citizens For Equal Protection v. Bruning: Nebraska marriage amendment challenge

Deane & Polyak v. Conaway: Maryland state marriage lawsuit

Domestic Partnership Advocacy on Behalf of Konica Minolta Employee

Dunnum v. Wisconsin: State employee domestic partner benefits

VICTORY! Fresno Hospital Discrimination: Lesbian barred from visiting partner

VICTORY! Levitt & Dakota v. New Mexico Retiree Health Authority: State employee domestic partner benefits

Li & Kennedy v. Oregon: Oregon state marriage lawsuit

VICTORY! In re Marriage Cases: The case that won marriage in California, before Prop. 8 took it away.

VICTORY! Salt Lake City Domestic Partnerships: City employee same-sex partner benefits

Samuels & Gallagher v. New York: New York state marriage lawsuit

VICTORY! Snetsinger v. Montana University: University employee domestic partner benefits

Strauss v. Horton: Challenge to California's Prop. 8

VICTORY! Wiessmann v. State College Area School District: Challenge to discriminatory domestic partner benefits policy

PARENTING

VICTORY! Gartner v. Iowa Department of Public Health: A challenge to Iowa's refusal to list the wives of biological mothers on their children's birth certificates

VICTORY! Burch v. Smarr: West Virginia child custody

VICTORY! Chandler v. Barker: Appeal of a "paramour" restriction on custody rights in Tennessee

VICTORY! Cole v. Arkansas: Challenge to Arkansas parenting ban for unmarried couples

VICTORY! In re: Gill: Challenge to Florida anti-gay adoption ban

VICTORY! In re: Hadaway: Georgia custody/adoption denial

VICTORY! Howard v. Arkansas: Arkansas foster care ban

VICTORY! Johnston v. MO Dept. of Social Services: Missouri foster care denial

VICTORY! Maniaci v. Kulstad: De-facto parenting case in Montana

DISCRIMINATION

VICTORY! Advocacy on Behalf of Gay Men Verbally Abused by McDonald's Staff

VICTORY! Christian Legal Society V. Martinez: Student club required to comply with the university's non-discrimination policy

VICTORY!Cooley v. Forrest County Sheriff’s Department: Employment Discrimination by Mississippi Sheriff's office

VICTORY! Exodus Parody: Defense of blogger's free speech

Johnson v. Johnson: Texas prison abuse

VICTORY! Limon v. Kansas: Kansas prison sentencing discrimination

VICTORY! Collins v. United States: Challenge to military separation-pay discrimination

VICTORY! Baker and Linsley v. Wildflower InnLesbian couple challenges Vermont inn’s illegal public accommodations discrimination

VICTORY! Keeton v. Anderson-Wiley: A counseling student seeks to be reinstated in her program after insisting on her right to counsel LGB clients that being gay is immoral

Ward v. Wilbanks: Challenging a counseling student's discrimination against LGB clients

TRANSGENDER

Hispanic AIDS Forum v. Bruno: New York transgender discrimination

VICTORY! Kirk v. Arnold: Challenge to Illinois law denying transgender people accurate birth certificates

In re Rockefeller: New York denial of name change for transgender man

VICTORY!
Lovo-Lara Visa Petition: Immigration visa petition of transgender spouse

VICTORY! Schroer v. Library of Congress: Federal hiring discrimination by the Library of Congress

Seals v. Old Dominion Freight Lines, Inc.: Hiring discrimination

VICTORY! Fields v. Smith: Transgender inmates barred from medical treatment

YOUTH & SCHOOLS

VICTORY! Boyd High GSA v. Boyd Co. Board of Education: Kentucky high school gay-straight alliance

VICTORY! Franks v. Metropolitan Board of Public Education: Access to pro-LGBT sites blocked.

VICTORY! Fulton, Mississippi Prom Discrimination: School refuses to allow same-sex date at prom.

VICTORY! Gillman v. Holmes County School District: Florida student free speech

VICTORY! Gonzalez v. School Board of Okeechobee County: Florida high school gay-straight alliance

VICTORY! Laccone v. I.C. Norcom High School: Virginia student free speech

VICTORY! Morrison v. Boyd County Board of Education: Kentucky high school anti-harassment training

VICTORY! Myers v. Thornsberry: Webb City, MO t-shirt censorship

Nguon v. Wolf: Orange County, CA student harassment

VICTORY! Ohio School Censorship: Dublin, OH t-shirt censorship

Outing at Hollis F. Price Middle College High School: Outing of a male couple at a Memphis, TN, public high school

VICTORY! Paramo v. Kern High School District: East Bakersfield, CA student newspaper censorship

VICTORY! PFLAG v. Camdenton R-III School District: Fighting unconstitutional censorship of LGBT-supportive websites by a Missouri school

VICTORY! PRIDE v. White County School District: Defense of Cleveland, Georgia gay-straight alliance

VICTORY! Ramona, CA Harvey Milk Censorship: School censors student's project on Harvey Milk

VICTORY! R.G., et al. v. Koller, et al.: Hawai'i youth correctional facility anti-gay harassment

VICTORY! Russellville, Alabama School Prom Discrimination: School refuses to allow same-sex date at prom.

VICTORY! Sturgis v. Copiah County School District: Mississippi school refuses to allow student to wear a tuxedo for her yearbook photo.

Stop Anti-Gay Bullying: Seth's Story: Seth and Bullying in Schools

Don't Filter Me: Web Content Filtering In Schools: Preventing viewpoint-discriminatory censorship of positive LGBT web content in public schools

HIV/AIDS

ACLU of Massachusetts v. Kathleen Sebelius et al.: Fighting a ban on grants that could help victims of trafficking protect themselves from HIV

VICTORY! HIV Discrimination by Puerto Rico Cosmetology School: Cosmetology School Prohibits Student from Enrolling Because of HIV Status

Challenge to Change in New York HIV Testing Policy

Couture v. Belle Bonfils: Colorado HIV employment discrimination

VICTORY! Doe v. A Nebraska Restaurant: HIV employment discrimination

VICTORY! Doe v. Clinton: HIV employment discrimination by the U.S. State Department

VICTORY! Dugas v. Arkansas Board of Cosmetology: Cosmetology school dismissal HIV+ student

VICTORY! HIV Advocacy on Behalf of Peace Corps Volunteer

VICTORY! TSA HIV Discrimination: HIV employment discrimination by the Transportation Security Administration

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