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Edith Windsor, LGBTQ Advocate Who Fought The Defense Of Marriage Act, Dies At 88

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Windsor challenged the law barring federal benefits for same-sex marriages — and she won. In the process, the octogenarian dynamo became an icon of the LGBTQ rights movement.

Obama Releases Statement on Death of ‘Quiet Hero’ Edie Windsor

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

President Obama released a statement late this afternoon on the death of Edie Windsor, whose 2013 landmark court case struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). RELATED: Edith Windsor, Plaintiff in Landmark SCOTUS Marriage Case, Has Died Read it… Read The post Obama Releases Statement on Death of ‘Quiet Hero’ Edie Windsor appeared first on Towleroad.

Edith Windsor, Plaintiff in Landmark SCOTUS Marriage Case, Has Died

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Edith Windsor, plaintiff in the SCOTUS marriage equality case which struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013, has died at 88. RELATED: Obama Releases Statement on Death of ‘Quiet Hero’ Edie Windsor Earlier today, Judith Kasen-Windsor confirmed… Read The post Edith Windsor, Plaintiff in Landmark SCOTUS Marriage Case, Has Died appeared first on Towleroad.

Edie Windsor, Civil Rights Icon and Hero, Has Died

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

Edie Windsor, whose name became synonymous with marriage equality after her landmark legal challenge of the Defense of Marriage Act, died Tuesday in Manhattan at the age of 88. Windsor’s 2013 victory at the Supreme Court eventually opened...Show More Summary

Edie Windsor, unlikely heroine of same-sex marriage case, dies at 88

2 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Edie Windsor, whose Supreme Court victory against the federal Defense of Marriage Act led to the legalization of same-sex marriage, died Tuesday.        

Edith Windsor, Gay Rights Advocate Who Paved The Way For National Same-Sex Marriage, Dies At 88

Edith Windsor, whose lawsuit against the United States over the federal government's refusal to recognize gay marriage eventually led to the overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act, died today in Manhattan at the age of 88. [ more › ]

Marriage equality trailblazer Edith Windsor dies at 88

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Edith Windsor, “the gay-rights activist whose landmark Supreme Court case struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013 and granted same-sex married couples federal recognition for the first time and rights to myriad federal benefits,”...Show More Summary

Edith Windsor Dies at 88

Edith Windsor, the plaintiff in the 2013 Supreme Court case that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, died in Manhattan on Tuesday, the New York Times reports. She was 88.  Windsor’s landmark case allowed same-sex couples who were legally married under state law to be afforded the same federal benefits—such as pensions and tax […]

Edith Windsor, Whose Same-Sex Marriage Fight Led to Landmark Ruling, Dies at 88

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Ms. Windsor’s case struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013 and granted same-sex married couples federal recognition for the first time.

BREAKING: Edith Windsor Dies At Age 88

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The New York Times reports: Edith Windsor, the gay-rights activist whose landmark Supreme Court case struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013 and granted same-sex married couples federal recognition for the first time and rights to myriad federal benefits, died on Tuesday in Manhattan. Show More Summary

American Muslims Are More Tolerant Of Same-Sex Marriage Than Evangelicals

Gay marriage’s public support has come a long way since the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996, the law which defined marriage as between one man and one woman. Now, just two years after the Supreme Court overturned DOMA and legalized marriage...Show More Summary

New Bill Filed by Elizabeth Warren Would Give Some Married Gay Couples a Refund on Back Taxes

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is the lead sponsor of a bill that would give married gay couples a refund on back taxes if they were married three years before SCOTUS struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Writes Chris Johnson...Show More Summary

Roberta Kaplan, Attorney Who Led Edie Windsor’s Successful Challenge to DOMA, Starting New Law Firm

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Roberta Kaplan, the lawyer who led Edie Windsor’s winning fight against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), is leaving her firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison to start her own boutique firm, the New York Law Journal reports:...Show More Summary

Unless They Choose It, Same-Sex Couples Shouldn’t Settle for “Partner”

Edith Windsor and Thea Spyer were together for 40 years before they married in 2007. When Spyer died in 2009 Windsor, was ordered to pay $363,000 in estate taxes because of a federal law called the "Defense of Marriage Act," or DOMA....Show More Summary

Fund the Resistance – Join Give OUT Day

When the first-ever national LGBTQ day of giving, Give OUT Day, launched on May 9, 2013, the landscape for LGBTQ rights looked very different. The Defense of Marriage Act still stood, and most states barred same-sex marriage. Transgender...Show More Summary

Tennessee lawmakers introduce bills that would restrict LGBT rights

9 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

Tennessee lawmakers introduced two bills that would restrict the rights of LGBTQIA people on Wednesday. The first bill, labeled the "Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act," says that marriage will be recognized as a union between a man and a woman in the state of Tennessee -- a legislative response to the U.S. Show More Summary

Tennessee ‘Marriage Defense Act’ Filed, Defines Marriage as Man and Woman

9 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Tennessee lawmakers have reintroduced a “Natural Marriage Defense Act” that aims to define marriage as between one man and woman in spite of judicial decisions to the contrary. It claims that same-sex marriage is unlawful and all efforts… Read The post Tennessee ‘Marriage Defense Act’ Filed, Defines Marriage as Man and Woman appeared first on Towleroad.

GOP Congressman to Reintroduce ‘First Amendment Defense Act’, the Vilest Religious Freedom Bill of Our Time

10 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho, above left) will reintroduce the First Amendment Defense Act, and House and Senate members are also planning to file legislation to protect people with religious objections to same-sex marriage. LabradorShow More Summary

What Jeff Sessions meant when he called the Defense of Marriage Act a 'perfectly defensible statute'

In March of 2011, one month after Attorney General Eric Holder announced the Department of Justice would stop defending a law that prohibited the federal government from treating same-sex marriages as equal to heterosexual marriages, Alabama Sen. Show More Summary

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