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Lesbian attorney elected first gay president of Arizona Bar Association

Lesbian attorney elected first gay president of Arizona Bar Association

Lesbian attorney Amelia Craig Cramer, chief deputy attorney for Pima County, which includes Tucson, became president of the 16,900-member State Bar of Arizona on Friday, June 22, making her the first openly gay head of the organization.

Amelia Craig Cramer

The State Bar operates under the supervision of the Arizona Supreme Court. It provides education and development programs for the legal profession as well as investigates ethics related complaints against lawyers, according to bar spokesperson Alberto Rodriguez.

Cramer was born in California and raised in Arizona after movng there with her parents as a child.

She has practiced law in Washington, D.C., California, and Massachusetts before returning to Arizona in the 1990s with her wife and daughter to continue her legal career and care for her ill father in what she considers her home state.

While in California she served as managing attorney for the Western Regional Office of the gay litigation group Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund in Los Angeles.

During her residence in Massachusetts, Cramer served as executive director of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), an LGBT rights litigation group in Boston.

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