Edith Windsor, Whose fight to overturn the Defense Of Marriage Act led to Landmark SCOTUS ruling, Dies at 88

She was feisty, passionate, and fearless to the end.  That’s the way Edie Windsor Marriage Equality campion and wife to beloved Thea Spier will be remembered by millions of LGBT American for decades to come.

According to the New York Times,

“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. She was 88.

Four decades after the Stonewall Inn uprising fueled the fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in America, Ms. Windsor, the widow of a woman with whom she had lived much of her life, became the lead plaintiff in what is widely regarded as the second most important Supreme Court ruling in the national battle over same-sex marriage rights.

President Barack Obama called an elated Ms. Windsor with his congratulations. She became a national celebrity, a gay-rights matriarch, a grand marshal of New York City’s L.G.B.T. Pride March and a runner-up to Pope Francis for Time magazine’s person of the year in 2013.”

Read the full article via the New York Times HERE

Rest in Peace Edie, 

Your LGBT family is eternally grateful for the legacy of equality you’ve left and the inspiration you given to so many for years to come.

With deepest respect, admiration, and love,


(Photo credit: Craig Ruttle / AP file)

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