Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Equality Summit Interview: NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell

01/26/09 Towerload.com: "Towleroad correspondent Brad Willis, who filed a report earlier today from Saturday's 'Equality Summit' in Los Angeles, sat down with Kate Kendell, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, to discuss Proposition 8, Obama's civil rights agenda, and moving forward in the campaign for marriage equality."

Kendell had this to say about California Supreme Court Justice Joyce Kennard, who voted to deny review of the Prop. 8 litigation except on the question of retroactive application:

"The vote that the Court took where Kennard was a lone voice was a petition asking the Court to take the case to review the validity of Prop 8. Kennard voted not to hear the case, meaning 'Go back to the trial court and start over again if you want to challenge Prop 8.' What does Kennard mean by that, because Kennard was one of the four votes voting to end the exclusion of same sex couples from the right to marry and to hold us to be a suspect class? I think it’s a perilous endeavor to try and figure out what votes like that might mean."

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