FORA.tv Speaker - Kate Kendell

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Biography

Kate Kendell leads the National Center for Lesbian Rights, a legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education. In 1994 she joined NCLR as legal director, and was named executive director two years later.

Known for her work as lead counsel in California's historic marriage case, as well as the ensuing lawsuit challenging California's Prop 8 ballot initiative, Kendell and NCLR have propelled the issues facing the LGBT community from marriage equality to immigration policy to center stage in our nation's discussion of civil rights.

Growing up Mormon in Utah, Kendell learned early about the complexities of religion and politics. After receiving her J.D. from the University of Utah College of Law in 1988, she became the first staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah, where she litigated many high profile cases. Kendell is an active voice in major media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Advocate, NPR, and CNN.

1 Program

Kate Kendell: LGBT Rights at a Crossroads

09.09.09 | 00:20:43 min | 2 comments