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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 lawyer who brought down DOMA continues her winning streak. 

June 27 2016 8:42 PM Updated

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

June 29 2015 6:00 AM

'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
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