Kelly, Kate

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Kelly, Kate Gender: F
Kathleen Marie Kelly
born on 29 October 1980 at 14:32 (= 2:32 PM )
Place Tucson, Arizona, 32n13, 110w56
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 06°37' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 27°15 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 01°22'

Kate Kelly
photo: Maralise Petersen, license cc-by-sa-3.0


American feminist, activist, human rights lawyer, and Mormon feminist who founded Ordain Women, an organization advocating for the ordination of women to the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Kelly was excommunicated from the LDS Church in 2014.

Both her parents were converts to the LDS Church, and her father at one time served as bishop of a local congregation. Kelly graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 2006. Kelly earned a J.D. degree from American University Washington College of Law, she graduated cum laude in 2012.

In May 2013, Kelly founded Ordain Women. Local church leaders requested Kelly to cease her campaign. Kelly subsequently demonstrated on Temple Square during the church's April 2014 General Conference, after which she was excommunicated in June 2014 in absentia after declining to attend a disciplinary council.

In January 2017, Kelly helped plan the Utah contingent of the Women's March on Washington and helped organize several hundred women to attend the march in Washington D.C. She also organized and emceed one of the largest marches in Utah's history on the State Capitol in Salt Lake City.

Kelly served an 18-month LDS mission in Barcelona, Spain, and as a result is a fluent Spanish speaker. She has also lived and worked in San Jose, Costa Rica and San Cristobal de Las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico.

Kelly married J. Neil Ransom in the Salt Lake Temple in 2006. The couple were "childless by choice". On 14 March 2016, Kelly confirmed she and her husband had divorced. On 15 April 2019, Kelly came out as queer on Twitter. She is dating Catholic writer and theologian, Jamie Manson, who she initially met at a women's ordination conference in 2015.

Kelly no longer claims religious affiliation with any particular denomination, and in 2018 she founded her own feminist/womanist interreligious and inclusive celebration of women and nonbinary people of all faith traditions called Sacred Space, with Yale Divinity professor and Baptist preacher Eboni Marshall-Turman and trans Jewish activist Abby Stein.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth notice, Tucson Citizen, 31 October 1980, page D9, born at Tucson Medical Center. Kelly previously revealed her date and place of birth on Twitter: "My actual day of birth is Oct 29th" [1], "I'm 38 & if you email me you'll get a reply in 7 to 39 business days (aka never)" (posted 19 July 2019) [2], "I was born in Tucson, AZ; raised in Hood River, OR & spent the majority of my adult life (so far) in Utah. I live in NYC" [3].


  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Passions : Sexuality : Bi-Sexual (Self-described 'queer')
  • Vocation : Law : Attorney
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ feminist
  • Vocation : Religion : Missionary (Mormon)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Ordain Women;" "Sacred Space")