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.
LISTEN: Edie Windsor's Message for Fla. Gov. Rick Scott

LISTEN: Edie Windsor's Message for Fla. Gov. Rick Scott

'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.

Op-ed: In the Wake of Windsor

Op-ed: In the Wake of Windsor

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

Edie Windsor: Pope's Words Thrilled Me

Edie Windsor: Pope's Words Thrilled Me

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

PHOTO: Obama, White House Thank Edie Windsor

PHOTO: Obama, White House Thank Edie Windsor

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

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

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

Person of the Year: The Finalists

Person of the Year: The Finalists

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?

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

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

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