Edith Windsor, the LGBT-rights activist who died at the age of 88 on Tuesday, will be long remembered for the culmination of her decades-long career as an activist: the lawsuit that led to legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States. But, as many users on Twitter have pointed out and...
She was 88
Edith Windsor, who won a pioneering case for same-sex marriages, has died. She was not a lawyer, but she won a case that secured her legacy in civil rights history. Two past presidents honored her after news of her passing. "Few were as small in stature as Edie Windsor......
Richard Socarides writes about the legacy of Edith Windsor, who died this week, and her Supreme Court case, which helped to bring down DOMA and extend marriage equality to same-sex couples.
Celebrities, politicians and LGBTQ rights advocates alike offered heartfelt words in honor of Edith “Edie” Windsor, who died Tuesday at the age of 88. Windsor rose to national prominence after she sued the federal government for not recognizing her marriage to her late first wife.
Her victory in a landmark Supreme Court ruling in 2013 transformed her into a lodestar of the gay rights movement.
Edith Windsor mobbed by journalists and supporters as she leaves the Supreme Court on 27 March, 2013. Edith Windsor, the woman who broke barriers and became a gay rights icon when she sued the federal government to recognize her same-sex marriage, died on Tuesday at the age of 88. Show More Summary
Edith Windsor, the New York woman whose successful challenge to a federal law that defined marriage as between one man and one woman helped pave the way for gay marriage nationwide, died on Tuesday at age 88. Her passing was announced by her wife, Judith Kasen-Windsor, and lawyer Roberta Kaplan,...
"Few were as small in stature as Edie Windsor - and few made as big a difference to America," Obama said in a statement.
Edith Windsor, an activist who paved the way for marriage equality, has died at the age of 88.
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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.
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.
Shero. Edith Windsor died today in Manhattan. 88. She was the lead plaintiff of the Supreme Court case – United States v. Windsor – which took the guts out of DOMA. She was important to a great number of people I know and...Read mo...
Her 2013 Supreme Court case helped usher in marriage equality in the United States.
Edith Windsor, the LGBTQ activist and lead plaintiff in a landmark Supreme Court marriage equality case, died Tuesday at age 88, The New York Times reports.
Edith Windsor, a heroine of property rights as well as constitutional protection for gay persons, has died at age 88. After the IRS levied a $363,053 estate tax bill following the death of her spouse, Thea Spyer, Windsor went to federal...Show More Summary
The longtime Greenwich Village resident was the plaintiff in Windsor vs. U.S. in 2013.
Her Supreme-Court case struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.
A woman who brought a Supreme Court case that struck down parts of a federal law that banned same-sex marriage has died. An attorney for Edith Windsor says she died … Click to Continue »