Tag Archives: Kate Kendell

Kate Kendell Steps Down After 22 Years Heading NCLR

Karen Ocamb reports at the Los Angeles Blade: LGBT politicos nationwide were struck by the March 15 announcement that National Center for Lesbian Rights executive director Kate Kendell was stepping down after more than 22 years of service advancing social and economic justice through the lens of LGBT civil rights. “Kate literally changed the world. Her leadership in advancing the ...

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Kate Kendell To Mormon Church: I Quit

National Center for Lesbian Rights head Kate Kendell has quit the Mormon Church over its recent policy statement on gay couples and their families. From her op-ed in the Washington Post: I just did something I thought I would never do. I resigned my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) and asked that my ...

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Kate Kendell On The SCOTUS Arguments

Kendell is the head of the NCLR.

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Kate Kendell’s Daughter Just Got Married

The daughter of National Center for Lesbian Rights head Kate Kendell just got married in the Salt Lake County office. Hundreds of others are still waiting for their turn and all eyes are on phones as they await Shelby’s ruling.

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HomoQuotable – Kate Kendell

“It is repellent that extremist religious opposition worldwide is such a corrosive impediment to basic human rights. The groundbreaking Delhi high court decision would have stood had religious opponents not attempted, now successfully, to roll it back. Even the Indian government refused to defend the law in court. We are unfortunately in a global culture war with many more challenges ...

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Kate Kendell: DOMA Is Doomed

“I agree with most of the commentary so far: it looks like DOMA is doomed. Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Kagan, and Sotomayor made plain their view that the federal government’s refusal to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples simply because they are same-sex couples is not justified by any legitimate rationale. Justice Kennedy, the fifth and deciding vote, also expressed the ...

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Kate Kendell Joins Hillary Meme

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SF Pride Grand Marshal Nominees

Bay Area Reporter has the details and the bios of all the nominees. At first glance, my personal picks would be Kate Kendell and Sister Roma. The public can vote at the SF Pride site.

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Kate Kendell Writes To Mrs. Frothy

“Karen, we need to talk. And by that, I mean that I need to talk and you need to listen. You love your husband — I get that. You love your faith — fine by me. But when you pretend that hate is love, that lies are truth, and that victims are oppressors, you have become insane. Your husband believes ...

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Quote Of The Day – Kate Kendell

“In the repellent race to the bottom (no pun intended) it should be no surprise that Santorum did so well in the Iowa caucuses. Mitt Romney is in a major stall, and in a field of class clowns Rick Santorum stands out as particularly cartoonish. [snip] Santorum’s win is not a referendum on who he is as a man (inhumane ...

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Quote Of The Day – Kate Kendell

“If you missed the hearing, count yourself lucky, for hardly ever in one courtroom have we been treated to the level of insult, bigotry, and stigmatizing trash that was presented by those defending Prop 8. [snip] It’s no wonder that the Prop 8 proponents are doing everything they can to distract attention from the real issues in the case and ...

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NCLR’s Kate Kendell On Prop 8 Hearing

“It would be an unthinkable blow to California’s democratic system of government if the handful of individuals who sponsored Prop 8 could make decisions for the entire state. Today’s arguments raised critical questions affecting the future of all groups who may be targeted by unconstitutional ballot initiatives, and the California Supreme Court’s decision will determine whether our state can be ...

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More From Kate Kendell On Prop 8 Hearing

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NCLR’s Kate Kendell Exults From The Closing Of Prop 8 Trial

(Via – Towleroad)

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Renewed Hope On Prop 8 Overturn

Kate Kendall, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, has renewed hope about the coming California Supreme Court decision on overturning Proposition 8. With its groundbreaking marriage decision a year ago, the California Supreme Court set us on a path that — despite some setbacks — has led to one marriage victory a week in the past month: ...

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HomoQuotable – Kate Kendell

“We’re going to lose. I think it was very clear from the oral arguments that the court intends to uphold Prop 8. I’ve never seen a court so unequivocally telegraph their thinking. They have this case on a very fast trajectory and have from the very beginning. On this issue, with this court, they seem almost to intentionally communicate how ...

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No On 8 Says “Not So Fast”

Citing as many as four million still uncounted ballots, California marriage equality advocates are refusing to concede a loss on Proposition 8. The Associated Press this morning reported that Californians adopted the measure calling for a constitutional amendment outlawing same-sex marriage and overturning the state Supreme Court decision that gave gay couples the right to wed just months ago. But ...

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HomoQuotable – Kate Kendell

“The removal of protection for transgender people, in addition to allowing continued discrimination against transgender people, would open the door to the court’s weakening of statutory protections under ENDA for all members of the LGBT community. Over the past two decades, many federal courts—including the U.S. Supreme Court—have adopted astoundingly narrow constructions of anti-discrimination statutes. We would be foolish—and irresponsible—to ...

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