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Kate Kendell
(? - living) U.S.A.

Kate Kendell



Kate grew up Mormon in Utah and received her J.D. degree from the University of Utah College of Law in 1988. After a few years as a corporate attorney she pursued her real love - civil rights advocacy - and became the first-ever staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah.

In this capacity she oversaw the legal department of ACLU of Utah and directly litigated many high-profile cases focusing on all aspects of civil liberties including reproductive rights, prisoners' rights, church/state conflicts, free speech and the rights of lesbians and gay men. She is executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

Kate and her partner Sandy Holmes live in San Francisco with their son, Julian, age 6, and daughter Ariana, age 7 months. Their family includes Kate's daughter Emily, age 21.


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