Before joining HRC in 2012, Griffin helped found the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and recruited the bipartisan legal dream team of Ted Olson and David Boies to challenge Proposition 8 in federal court, which ultimately led to the U.S. Supreme Court restoring marriage equality to California.
A native of Hope, Arkansas, he spent the early part of his career working at the intersection of Hollywood and politics. Griffin got his start in the press office of President Bill Clinton’s White House at the age of 19, becoming the youngest West Wing staffer ever.
He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Griffin currently serves on the board of the National Conference for Civil and Human Rights and resides in Washington, DC.