Edited American Appellate Cases

Adjudicating Lesbian and Gay Rights Claims

Arranged by Case Name


Adar v. Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2011

Adoption of Charles B., Ohio Supreme Court, 1990

Adoption of Robert Paul P., New York Court of Appeals, 1984

Adoption of Swanson, Delaware Supreme Court, 1993

Adoption of Tammy, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, 1993

Allen v. State, Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals, 1994

Angel Lace M. v. Terry M., Wisconsin Supreme Court, 1994

Appling v. Walker, Wisconsin Supreme Court, 2014


Baehr v. Lewin, Hawai’i Supreme Court, 1993

Baker v. State, Vermont Supreme Court, 1999

Baluyut v. Superior Court, California Court of Appeal, 1995

Baskin v. Bogan, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2014

Borquez v. Ozer, Colorado Court of Appeals, 1995

Boseman v. Jarrell, North Carolina Supreme Court, 2010

Bottoms v. Bottoms, Virginia Supreme Court, 1995

Bowers v. Hardwick, U.S. Supreme Court, 1986

Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, U.S. Supreme Court, 2000

Braschi v. Stahl Associates Company, New York Court of Appeals, 1989

Brown v. Johnson, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1984


Chicoine v. Chicoine, South Dakota Supreme Court, 1992

Christensen v. State, Georgia Supreme Court, 1996

Christiansen v. Christiansen, Wyoming Supreme Court, 2011

City of Atlanta v. McKinney, Georgia Supreme Court, 1995

City of Atlanta v. Morgan, Georgia Supreme Court, 1997

City of Dallas v. England, Texas Court of Appeals, 1993

Collins v. Faith School District, South Dakota Supreme Court, 1998

Coon v. Joseph, California Court of Appeal, 1987

Curiale v. Reagan, California Court of Appeal, 1990

Curran v. Mount Diablo Council of the Boy Scouts of America, California Court of Appeal, 1983

Custody of H.S.H.-K., Wisconsin Supreme Court, 1995


deParrie v. City of Portland, Oregon Court of Appeals, 1995

Department of Human Services v. Howard, Supreme Court of Arkansas, 2006

De Santo v. Barnsley, Pennsylvania Superior Court, 1984

Dignity Twin Cities v. Newman Center and Chapel, Minnesota Court of Appeals, 1991

Dillon v. Frank, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1992

DiStefano v. DiStefano, New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 1978

Dixon v. University of Toledo, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2012

Doe v. Burkland, Rhode Island Supreme Court, 2002

Doe v. Doe, Virginia Supreme Court, 1981


E.N.O. v. L.M.M., Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, 1999

Elane Photography, LLC v. Willock, New Mexico Supreme Court, 2013

Engel v. Worthington, California Court of Appeal, 1993

Estate of Reaves v. Owen, Mississippi Court of Appeals, 1999

Evans v. May, Texas Court of Appeals, 1996

Ex Parte D.W.W., Alabama Supreme Court, 1998

Ex Parte J.M.F., Alabama Supreme Court, 1998


Florida Board of Bar Examiners Re: N.R.S., Florida Supreme Court, 1981

Florida Department of Children and Families v. In re: Matter of Adoption of X.X.G. and N.R.G., Court of Appeal of Florida, Third District, 2010


Gajovski v. Gajovski, Ohio Court of Appeals, 1991

Gay Inmates of Shelby County Jail v. Barksdale, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1987

Gay Student Services v. Texas A&M University, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1984

Giancaspro v. Congleton, Michigan Court of Appeals, 2009
Goodridge v. Department of Public Health, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, 2003

Greenwood v. Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, Ohio Court of Appeals, 1995

Guardianship of Kowalski, Minnesota Court of Appeals, 1986

Guardianship of Kowalski, Minnesota Court of Appeals, 1991


Hanke v. Safari Hair Adventure, Minnesota Court of Appeals, 1994

Hayes v. Smith, Colorado Court of Appeals, 1991

Hernandez-Montiel v. Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2000

High Tech Gays v. Defense Indus. Sec. Clearance Office, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1990

Hinman v. Department of Personnel Administration, California Court of Appeal, 1985

Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2017

Hurley v. Irish-American Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Group of Boston, U.S. Supreme Court, 1995


In re Divorce of Naylor and Daly, Court of Appeals of Texas, Third District, 2011

In re Marriage Cases, California Supreme Court, 2008

In the Matter of Brooke S.B. v Elizabeth A.C.C., New York Court of Appeals, 2016

In the Matter of the Marriage of J.B. and H.B., Court of Appeals of Texas, Fifth District, 2010

Ireland v. Davis, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1997


J.B.F. v. J.M.F., Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, 1997

Jacobson v. Jacobson, North Dakota Supreme Court, 1981

Joachim v. AT&T Information Systems, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1986

Jones v. Barlow, Utah Supreme Court, 2007

 

K.M. v. E.G., California Supreme Court, 2005

Keeton v. Anderson-Wiley, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2011

Kerrigan v. Commissioner of Public Health, Connecticut Supreme Court, 2008

Knight v. Connecticut Department of Public Health, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2001


LaChapelle v. Mitten, Minnesota Court of Appeals, 2000

Lapides v. Trabbic, Maryland Court of Special Appeals, 2000

Lawrence v. Texas, U.S. Supreme Court, 2003

Levin v. Yeshiva University, New York Court of Appeals, 2001

Lloyd v. Grella, New York Court of Appeals, 1994

Lofton v. Secretary of the Department of Children and Family Services, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2004

Logan v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., Alabama Supreme Court, 1985

Loring v. BellSouth Advertising & Publishing Corporation, Georgia Court of Appeals, 1985


Marriage of Cabalquinto, Washington Supreme Court, 1983

Marriage of Kraft, Iowa Court of Appeals, 2000

Marriage of Weisbruch, Illinois Appellate Court, 1999

Massachusetts v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 2012

Matter of Cooper, New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 1993

Matter of Jacob, New York Court of Appeals, 1995

Miller-Jenkins v. Miller-Jenkins, Court of Appeals of Virginia, 2006

Mitchell v. Moore, Pennsylvania Superior Court, 1999


Nabozny v. Podlesny, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1996

National Pride at Work, Inc. v. Governor of Michigan, Michigan Supreme Court, 2008

National Gay Task Force v. Board of Education of the City of Oklahoma City, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1984

Nemetz v. Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1981

North Coast Women's Care Medical Group, Inc. v. Superior Court, California Supreme Court, 2008

 

Obergefell v. Hodges, U.S. Supreme Court, 2015

Opinions of the Justices to the Senate, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, 2004


Padula v. Webster, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1987

Patterson v. Hudson Area Schools, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2009

Pavan v. Smith, U.S. Supreme Court, 2017

People v. Garcia, California Court of Appeal, 2000

People v. Uplinger, New York Court of Appeals, 1983

Perry v. Brown, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2012

Peterson v. Hewlett-Packard Co., U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2004

Petition of C.M.A., Illinois Appellate Court, 1999

Piatt v. Piatt, Virginia Court of Appeals, 1998

Plaxico v. Michael, Mississippi Supreme Court, 1999

Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis v. City of Minneapolis, Minnesota Court of Appeals, 2000

Posik v. Layton, Florida District Court of Appeal, 1997

Potter v. LaSalle Court Sports & Health Club, Minnesota Supreme Court, 1986

Powell v. State, Georgia Supreme Court, 1998

Prowel v. Wise Business Forms, Inc., U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2009


R.E.G. v. L.M.G., Indiana Court of Appeals, 1991

Raum v. Restaurant Associates, Inc., New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 1998

Rolon v. Kulwitzky, California Court of Appeal, 1984

Romer v. Evans, U.S. Supreme Court, 1996

Ross v. Denver Department of Health and Hospitals, Colorado Court of Appeals, 1994

Rucks v. State, Florida District Court of Appeal, 1997

Rutgers Council of AAUP Chapters v. Rutgers, The State University, New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, 1997


Seward v. Mentrup, Ohio Court of Appeals, 1993

Shahar v. Bowers, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1997

Simonton v. Runyon, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2000

Soroka v. Dayton Hudson Corporation, California Court of Appeal, 1991

State v. Carswell, Supreme Court of Ohio, 2007

State v. City of Madison, Wisconsin Court of Appeals, 1996

State v. Hadinger, Ohio Court of Appeals, 1991

State v. Limon, Kansas Supreme Court, 2005

State v. Lovely, Maine Supreme Judicial Court, 1982

State v. Pattno, Nebraska Supreme Court, 1998

State v. Thompson, Ohio Supreme Court, 2002

State ex rel. Human Services Department, New Mexico Court of Appeals, 1988

State of Ohio Metroparks v. Lasher, Ohio Court of Appeals, 1999

Steffan v. Perry, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1994

Stemler v. City of Florence, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1997

Sterling v. Borough of Minersville, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2000

Stroman v. Williams, South Carolina Court of Appeals, 1987


Tanner v. Oregon Health Sciences University, Oregon Court of Appeals, 1998

Thigpen v. Carpenter, Arkansas Court of Appeals, 1987

Thomas v. Thomas, Virginia Court of Appeals, 1996

Thomas S. v. Robin Y., New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 1994

Thomasson v. Perry, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1996

 

United States v. Windsor, U.S. Supreme Court, 2013


Van Ooteghem v. Gray, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1981

Vasquez v. Hawthorne, Washington Court of Appeals, 2000


Watkins v. U.S. Army, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1989

Weigand v. Houghton, Mississippi Supreme Court, 1999

Welfare of G.A.S., Minnesota Court of Appeals, 1998

Whorton v. Dillingham, California Court of Appeal, 1988

Woy v. Woy , Missouri Court of Appeals, 1987


Yonaty v. Mincolla, New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 2012