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.

The plaintiff in the landmark case that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act two years ago celebrated Friday at the Stonewall Inn.

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'I implore you to use the power of your office to allow loving couples to marry now in your state,' says the woman who defeated DOMA.

October 30 2014 4:44 PM

A year after Edie Windsor's case helped ring in federal recognition of same-sex relationships, full equality is only becoming more tangible.

June 26 2014 4:00 AM

When given the choice between having a drink with Pope Francis and Edward Snowden, Edie Windsor goes with the Pope.

June 08 2014 1:19 PM

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.

February 14 2014 4:35 PM

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

February 12 2014 6:41 PM

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.

December 16 2013 2:24 PM