This morning, Edith Windsor, a lesbian trailblazer whose fight in the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, passed on. Here are some of our favorite goodbyes.
Very sad to read of Edith Windsor's passing. Our world is better for her life. Keeping her wife Judith, all her family & friends in my heart https://t.co/K3HebHZhyb
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) September 12, 2017
Heartbroken to hear about the death of American hero Edith Windsor. Her landmark Supreme Court case struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. pic.twitter.com/RloBBqqpzo
— Raymond Braun (@raymondbraun) September 12, 2017
She blazed a trail. May she rest in power. https://t.co/Cx52gaN2NY
— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) September 12, 2017
Across twitter, people are celebrating her legacy and sharing their personal experiences with Windsor.
Edith Windsor was an American hero – a champion of love whose fight represents one of the greatest victories for equality of our time. pic.twitter.com/0lYoboNg8c
— (Rep. Nadler) (@RepJerryNadler) September 12, 2017
Will forever cherish this view of American hero Edith Windsor at what turned out to be her final Pride pic.twitter.com/rRQ3PHueK5
— Jon Spurny (@MrJonSpurny) September 12, 2017
— Alex Bybee (@AlexBybeeNV) September 12, 2017
So sad to hear Edie Windsor has died. I got to meet her and she was such a firecracker. https://t.co/h4WUGwHFqK
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) September 12, 2017
— Julia Carpenter (@juliaccarpenter) September 12, 2017
Others expressed their personal gratitude for the progress Windsor’s journey established in America.
Rest in peace Edith Windsor. We'll be grateful to you for the rest of our lives... https://t.co/RvisofSlBB
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) September 12, 2017
On Edith Windsor's death: I often felt suicidal in highschool b/c I thought folks like me could never hope to get married. She changed that. pic.twitter.com/NfJpMTpDRU
— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) September 12, 2017
RIP and thank you from my husband, our marriage, our community, and the greater good of society.
— Eric Diesel (@ericdiesel) September 12, 2017
My wife and I just celebrated our one year anniversary this past Sunday. Without Edith Windsor, it wouldn't have been possible. https://t.co/RrfMPileEI
— mahones (@theperfectcosmo) September 12, 2017
Edith Windsor is the reason I was able to move to this country and marry my husband. I will forever be indebted to you, Edie. Thank you.
— Ray Monaghan (@iamraynbow) September 12, 2017
RIP Edith!! I can never thank you enough for your courage!! My husband and I are truly indebted to you and your wife forever.
— Jim Scott (@aintshook) September 12, 2017
Rest in power, Edith.