NCLR Joins Utah Marriage Case
Via Equality On Trial:
Noted LGBT legal organization National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) will be joining as co-counsel for the plaintiffs in Kitchen v. Herbert, the challenge to Utah’s same-sex marriage ban. A text entry in the docket for the Tenth Circuit appeal reported the appearance of NCLR attorneys Shannon Minter and Kate Kendell: “Notice of appearance filed by Mr. Shannon Price Minter and Ms. Kathryn Kendell for Laurie Wood, Moudi Sbeity, Kody Partridge, Derek Kitchen, Kate Call and Karen Archer.” The case was filed initially by a Utah firm without assistance from noted LGBT legal groups. Minter confirmed the group’s involvement in the case via email earlier this morning: “[W]e are thrilled to be joining Peggy Tomsic and her team at Magleby|Greenwood P.C. in this historic litigation. The case is especially meaningful to our Executive Director, who grew up in Utah, and whose daughter and her partner were among the hundreds of same-sex couples who recently married there.”Excellent news.