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Hillary Clinton delivered a stirring eulogy at the funeral of marriage equality hero Edith Windsor.
NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton remembered gay rights pioneer Edith Windsor as a symbol of love who changed hearts and minds across America — including her own — during a Friday funeral for the woman whose court battle helped make same-sex marriage the law of the land. Windsor died Tuesday in New York at age 88. Show More Summary
REMEMBERING EDITH ‘EDIE’ WINDSOR: Today, Edie Windsor’s family, friends, fellow advocates and others she inspired will gather at Temple Emanu-El in New York City to honor her trailblazing life. Windsor, plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case United States v. Show More Summary
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......
After Edith Windsor’s death at age eighty-eight, Ariel Levy remembers the glamorous and outspoken gay-rights activist.
Edith Windsor, an LGBTQ rights activist who played a major role in the legal fight over same-sex marriage rights, passed away on Tuesday. Windsor was 88 years old. Windsor lost her wife, Thea Spyer, in 2009, whom she had a relationship with since the 1960s. The couple entered into a domestic partnership in the 1990s […]
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.
Love made Edith Windsor a married woman. Widowhood made her a gay rights pioneer. Facing a big tax bill after the death of her first spouse, Windsor took on the federal law that prevented her from... To view the full story, click the title link.
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
HRC REMEMBERS MARRIAGE EQUALITY PIONEER EDITH WINDSOR: HRC President Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin) responded to the heartbreaking news that Edith “Edie” Windsor has passed away at the age of 88 with this statement: “Edie Windsor is a hero and civil rights icon who pushed our country closer to the promise of a more perfect union. Show More Summary
Former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton led tributes following the death of LGBT rights campaigner Edith Windsor, 88, whose lawsuit led to the federal recognition of equal rights for same-sex couples. “America’s long journey towards equality has been guided by countless small...
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.
Love took Edith Windsor to the marriage altar. A big tax bill after the death of her first spouse took her to the Supreme Court, which struck down critical parts … Click to Continue »
Edith Windsor, an activist who paved the way for marriage equality, has died at the age of 88.