Edited American Appellate Cases

Adjudicating Lesbian and Gay Rights Claims

Arranged by Year

 


1978

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


1981

Doe v. Doe, Virginia Supreme Court

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

Jacobson v. Jacobson, North Dakota Supreme Court

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

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


1982

State v. Lovely, Maine Supreme Judicial Court


1983

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

Marriage of Cabalquinto, Washington Supreme Court

People v. Uplinger, New York Court of Appeals


1984

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

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

De Santo v. Barnsley, Pennsylvania Superior Court

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

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

Rolon v. Kulwitzky, California Court of Appeal


1985

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

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

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


1986

Bowers v. Hardwick, U.S. Supreme Court

Guardianship of Kowalski, Minnesota Court of Appeals

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

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


1987

Coon v. Joseph, California Court of Appeal

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

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

Stroman v. Williams, South Carolina Court of Appeals

Thigpen v. Carpenter, Arkansas Court of Appeals

Woy v. Woy, Missouri Court of Appeals


1988

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

Whorton v. Dillingham, California Court of Appeal


1989

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

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


1990

Adoption of Charles B., Ohio Supreme Court

Curiale v. Reagan, California Court of Appeal

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


1991

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

Gajovski v. Gajovski, Ohio Court of Appeals

Guardianship of Kowalski, Minnesota Court of Appeals

Hayes v. Smith, Colorado Court of Appeals

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

Soroka v. Dayton Hudson Corporation, California Court of Appeal

State v. Hadinger, Ohio Court of Appeals


1992

Chicoine v. Chicoine, South Dakota Supreme Court

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


1993

Adoption of Swanson, Delaware Supreme Court

Adoption of Tammy, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Baehr v. Lewin, Hawai’i Supreme Court

City of Dallas v. England, Texas Court of Appeals

Engel v. Worthington, California Court of Appeal

Matter of Cooper, New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division

Seward v. Mentrup, Ohio Court of Appeals


1994

Allen v. State, Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals

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

Hanke v. Safari Hair Adventure, Minnesota Court of Appeals

Lloyd v. Grella, New York Court of Appeals

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

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

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


1995

Baluyut v. Superior Court, California Court of Appeal

Borquez v. Ozer, Colorado Court of Appeals

Bottoms v. Bottoms, Virginia Supreme Court

City of Atlanta v. McKinney, Georgia Supreme Court

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

deParrie v. City of Portland, Oregon Court of Appeals

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

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

Matter of Jacob, New York Court of Appeals


1996

Christensen v. State, Georgia Supreme Court

Evans v. May, Texas Court of Appeals

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

Romer v. Evans, U.S. Supreme Court

State v. City of Madison, Wisconsin Court of Appeals

Thomas v. Thomas, Virginia Court of Appeals

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


1997

City of Atlanta v. Morgan, Georgia Supreme Court

Ireland v. Davis, Kentucky Court of Appeals

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

Posik v. Layton, Florida District Court of Appeal

Rucks v. State, Florida District Court of Appeal

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

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

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


1998

Collins v. Faith School District, South Dakota Supreme Court

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

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

Piatt v. Piatt, Virginia Court of Appeals

Powell v. State, Georgia Supreme Court

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

State v. Pattno, Nebraska Supreme Court

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

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


1999

Baker v. State, Vermont Supreme Court

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

Estate of Reaves v. Owen, Mississippi Court of Appeals

Marriage of Weisbruch, Illinois Appellate Court

Mitchell v. Moore, Pennsylvania Superior Court

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

Plaxico v. Michael, Mississippi Supreme Court

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

Weigand v. Houghton, Mississippi Supreme Court


2000

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

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

LaChapelle v. Mitten, Minnesota Court of Appeals

Lapides v. Trabbic, Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Marriage of Kraft, Iowa Court of Appeals

People v. Garcia, California Court of Appeal

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

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

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

Vasquez v. Hawthorne, Washington Court of Appeals


2001

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

Levin v. Yeshiva University, New York Court of Appeals


2002

Doe v. Burkland, Rhode Island Supreme Court

State v. Thompson, Ohio Supreme Court


2003
Goodridge v. Department of Public Health, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Lawrence v. Texas, U.S. Supreme Court


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

Opinions of the Justices to the Senate, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Peterson v. Hewlett-Packard Co., U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


2005

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

State of Kansas v. Limon, Kansas Supreme Court


2006

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

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


2007

Jones v. Barlow, Utah Supreme Court

State of Ohio v. Carswell, Supreme Court of Ohio


2008

In re Marriage Cases, California Supreme Court

Kerrigan v. Commissioner of Public Health, Connecticut Supreme Court

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

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


2009

Giancaspro v. Congleton, Michigan Court of Appeals

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

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


2010

Boseman v. Jarrell, North Carolina Supreme Court

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

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


2011

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

Christiansen v. Christiansen, Wyoming Supreme Court

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

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


2012

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

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

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

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


2013

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

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

 

2014

Appling v. Walker, Wisconsin Supreme Court

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

 

2015

Obergefell v. Hodges, U.S. Supreme Court

 

2016

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