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 marriage equality pioneer is honored on what would have been her 89th birthday.

June 20 2018 3:25 PM

In The People’s Victory, marriage equality advocates share their battle stories. Read Edie Windsor's below.

June 07 2018 5:04 AM

To a More Perfect Union: United States v. Windsor will be in theaters June 7.

May 07 2018 6:35 PM

SAGE CEO Michael Adams’s poignant and empowering message delivered at Edie Windsor’s memorial service on Friday in New York.

September 16 2017 3:19 PM

"I know what Edie means to America," Clinton told the mourners.

September 15 2017 7:25 PM

Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo on the lessons that Edie taught them.

September 15 2017 2:14 PM

The plaintiff who helped bring marriage equality to the U.S. reflects on the woman who brought down DOMA.

September 13 2017 2:51 PM
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