Edie Windsor
Everything you need to know about Edie Windsor, the Supreme Court plaintiff who helped fight the Defense of Marriage Act. Edie Windsor helped bring down section 3 of DOMA. After the death of her late wife, Thea Spyer, Windsor was faced with the unfairness of a bill for $360,000 in estate taxes. That injustice won't happen to others because Windsor brought the case United States v. Windsor to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled that the section was unconstutional. Her cause was represented by Roberta Kaplan, a lesbian lawyer from the firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.
PHOTO: Obama, White House Thank Edie Windsor
February 14 2014 5:35 PM ET

PHOTO: Obama, White House Thank Edie Windsor

Sunnivie Brydum

President Obama met this week with Edie Windsor, the octogenarian lesbian whose landmark case at the U.S. Supreme Court stuck down the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

In Her Own Words: Roberta Kaplan Remembers How DOMA Fell
February 12 2014 7:41 PM ET

In Her Own Words: Roberta Kaplan Recalls DOMA's Fall

Lucas Grindley

The civil rights attorney was honored at the Makers conference this weekend.

Person of the Year: The Finalists
December 16 2013 3:24 PM ET

Person of the Year: The Finalists

Advocate.com Editors

Person of the Year Finalists: We limited ourselves to selecting the 10 who were most influential on LGBT lives this year, and the resulting list of consequential figures represents the best of 2013.

Should Edie Windsor Be Time's Person of the Year?
December 10 2013 2:39 PM ET

Should Edie Windsor Be Time's Person of the Year?

Lucas Grindley

The plaintiff whose case made it all the way to the Supreme Court and won is being honored by a mainstream publication.

Film Reviews Gay Lust for Life After 65
August 28 2013 7:00 AM ET

Film Reviews Gay Lust for Life After 65

Daniel Reynolds

The Advocate spoke to the director and subjects of the documentary Before You Know It for insights on love, legacy, activism, and aging.

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