Posts tagged lawyer
Posts tagged lawyer
Mamie Yulie, trans leader of Indonesia, at her graduation from law school:
"Yulianus Rettoblaut alias Mamie Yulie has always dreamt to become a leader. Being a transgender she has dedicated most of her life for the ‘waria’ communities. She is now a crucial part of the long march of transgenders towards the fulfilment of their rights…. (read on)”
Shannon Price Minter (born February 14, 1961) is a transman and an American civil rights attorney. He is the legal director of the National Center for Gay & Lesbian Rights in San Francisco.
Minter first gained national attention in the United States in 2001 representing the lesbian partner of Diane Whipple, in a wrongful death case due to a dog mauling; which resulted in a landmark decision in California that extended tort claims to same-sex domestic partners; previously it was a right limited only to married couples.
In 2003, Minter gained national attention again when CourtTV aired the entire case of Kantaras v. Kantaras, where Minter represented Michael Kantaras, a transgender man who was trying to keep custody of his children.
Minter was the lead attorney arguing on March 5, 2009 before the California Supreme Court to overturn California Proposition 8.
Transgender woman leads race for judge
Victoria Kolakowski, who’s running for Alameda Count Superior Court judge in a November runoff election, declares on her campaign Web site that she hopes to make history.
“If I am elected, I would be the first openly LGBT superior court judge elected in Alameda County, the first openly LGBT person elected countywide, and the first transgender trial court judge in the United States,” it states.
The question is how much it should matter.
Kolakowski, 48, transitioned from male to female in 1989 during her last year in law school and had sex reassignment surgery in 1991. She has 21 years of legal experience, including stints as a private attorney, corporate attorney and, currently, an administrative law judge.Mostly symbolic
Kolakowski says her gender is important in symbolism and inspiration for others, but she wants voters to mainly consider her professional experience.