Fricke v. Lynch-
In 1980, 15 year old Aaron Fricke asked his principle if it would be okay to bring his male date to the prom. The principle later told Fricke that he was not allowed to bring his date to the prom incase there were to be any real and present threat to Fricke and his date. Immediately after the principles letter stating that he was prevented from bringing his same -sex date to his high school prom he filed a suit to the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island seeking a preliminary injunction that would allow him to attend the dance. The court ruled that the school must allow him to bring his date to the prom. Two of the important statements that the judge made during the case was that the schools desire to maintain order did not outweigh the students freedom of choice or speech. Also, the court made it clear that they did not support the "hecklers veto" which stated that the people who harassed Fricke and his date would not be empowered. This was one of the first successful victories in the court for the LGBT community.

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Baehr v. Miike-
In 1993 Hawaiian Supreme Court was the first to state that excluding same sex marriages was unconstitutional. After this decision they sent this ruling back to the lower court to be reheard. In 1996 the lower court came to a decision that having same-sex marriages were unjustifiable, causing considerable uproar. All over the world antigay groups were banning together to raise millions of dollars to repeal this act. They wanted to support the first successful constitutional amendment specifically targeting gay right marriages. The voters ended up passing this law in 1998. Despite this small set back the Hawaii legislature passed a landmark "Reciprocal Beneficiaries" law which allowed some of the protections same-sex couples could not access through marriage.
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Benitez v. North Coast Women's Medical Group-
For nearly a year starting in August of 1999, Guadalupe "Lupita" Benitez was denied infertility treatment by the North Coast Women's Care Medical Group because she is a lesbian. Her former doctors are Christians who claim their religious beliefs give them a right to withhold care from Benitez that they routinely provide to heterosexual patients. With Lambda Legal's help, Benitez has been fighting this injustice. The case is currently before the California State Supreme Court The highest state court in the state court system on the question whether individual antigay religious beliefs allow doctors to violate the state civil rights law that applies to commercial businesses.
Lambda Legal is fighting for the basic right of LGBT people to receive equal access to treatment from health care providers. This case also tackles the issue of religiously motivated discrimination. The California Supreme Court has said repeatedly that people with religious views who are engaged in business may not ignore laws that protect others from harm, including harms of discrimination, no matter how sincere their religious views may be. Lambda Legal is working to uphold this basic concept of fairness.