At a Glance:Norm Kent has been a Project Contributor since January 2012, has written 16 entries and currently lives in Fort Lauderdale.
Norman Elliott Kent, a 1975 graduate of Hofstra University, is a publisher and criminal defense attorney based in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, handling First Amendment, constitutional rights, and media law cases.
A pioneer in medical necessity defenses for marijuana users, Norm has represented patients, growers, and buyer's clubs throughout Florida for over 30 years. As far back as 1982, he sued the State of Florida to stop the deadly herbicide paraquat from being sprayed on marijuana fields.
Norm has authored 'The Pot Warriors Manifesto', contributes legal and advocacy columns to Counterpunch and lectures at legal seminars and conferences on first amendment and gay rights issues.
A cancer survivor who is a noted advocate for gay rights, Norm has appeared as a commentator on CNN, CNBC and FOX News. He is also presently the publisher of The South Florida Gay News, the largest weekly LGBT newspaper in the State of Florida.
Norm Kent: Recently Filed
The world is changing and we with it. Having the word gay next to your name is no longer a sin to be ashamed of, but a sign of progressive equality. From the dark shadows cast over us for decades, somehow we got here.Read More
It is time for courageous community leaders and politicians to speak out against unjust marijuana laws, especially since most of them have smoked pot themselves. Let's get real about pot.Read More
The record will reflect that the inaugural address of President Barack Obama on January 21, 2013 was only 20 minutes long, but its reach and breadth will forever be recorded centuries hence in the history of gay and lesbian America.Read More
As you celebrate the holidays and welcome the New Year, whether you are on South Beach or in San Francisco, may you be grateful for who you are and what our LGBT community is becoming.Read More
Here is Justice Norm Kent's ruling in the DOMA and Prop 8 CasesRead More