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June 26 2023 5:46 PM
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 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.
Pioneer Edie Windsor changed LGBT lives forever the day she won her case in the Supreme Court.
The lesbian pioneer was a plaintiff in a landmark case that paved the way for same-sex marriage in the United States.
'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.