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Kate_s_collageI don’t know about you, but the past three weeks have been a whirlwind. The June 26th U.S. Supreme Court ruling acknowledging our freedom to marry is a new high water mark for our movement. As this new reality settles in, I feel a profound gratitude to be here as a witness. It is the highest honor of my career that NCLR played a central role in winning marriage equality. You made this possible.

Now it’s time to harness this new energy. Now is the time to capitalize on this momentum and our newly minted liberty, to redouble our efforts to finish the job of assuring that every LGBTQ person lives with full dignity and equality.

You all know how much I love this job and the passion I feel every day for our work and for your investment and support. I’ve been living that passion every day since June 26th.

I am also blessed with having a most supportive, loving, and “live life to the fullest” wife and kids. These past three weeks have intertwined these two parts of my life in ways both joyful and poignant. The product of this “marriage” (sorry, I couldn’t help it!), was published in the San Francisco Chronicle yesterday, July 19.

Two realities can coexist, but when one of those realities imperils our future and our gains, we need to change it. I have absolute trust that you will help us get there once again.






Kate Kendell

NCLR Executive Director

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