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Marriage Equality Activist Edie Windsor Has Gotten Married Again

In 2007, Edie Windsor married her first wife , Thea Spyer, in Canada when they were 77 and 75, respectively, after being together since since 1963. In 2009, Spyer passed away. Windsor was hit with an estate tax bill after inheriting Spyer’s money. Because of the Defense of Marriage Act, Windsor was not protected by an exemption on the tax usually extended to widowers and had to pay $363,053 in taxes to the federal government, and $275,528 to New York State.
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