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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.

Thanks to Trump, losing our hard-won rights is a clear and present danger. 

October 08 2020 3:41 PM

The civil rights icon who helped defeat the Defense of Marriage Act gifts us with her posthumous memoir, A Wild and Precious Life, out today. Read a thrilling excerpt below.

October 08 2019 5:31 AM

Philly's gayborhood now has a street recognizing the mother of marriage equality.

October 09 2018 3:32 PM

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