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Tue Sep 12, 2017, 03:10 PM

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

Source: 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.

Her wife, Judith Kasen-Windsor, confirmed the death but did not specify a cause. They were married in 2016.

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.

The Windsor decision was limited to 13 states and the District of Columbia. But in 2015, the Supreme Court held that same-sex couples had a constitutional right to marry anywhere in the nation, with all the protections and privileges of heterosexual couples. Its historic significance was likened to that of Lawrence v. Texas in 2003, which decriminalized gay sex in the United States.

Read more: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/us/edith-windsor-dead-same-sex-marriage-doma.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage

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Reply Edith Windsor, Whose Same-Sex Marriage Fight Led to Landmark Ruling, Dies at 88 (Original post)
erpowers Sep 12 OP
Hekate Sep 12 #1
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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 03:12 PM

1. Rest in peace with your love, Edith, and thank you for your courageous life. nt

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 03:13 PM

2. Im so proud Wash state voted in same sex marriage the same day we..

...voted in PBO and legalized weed. That night was incredible.

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 03:14 PM

3. RIP

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 03:19 PM

4. 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈👭👭👭👭👭🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈👬👬👬👬👬💔

respect for Edie Windsor

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 03:21 PM

5. May she rest in peace

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 03:23 PM

6. So glad she got justice and legal recognition of her marriage before.

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 03:24 PM

7. I expect ***** to issue an EO nullifying her death, on the grounds that United States v. Windsor

happened while his awful, awful predecessor was in office.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Windsor

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 03:26 PM

8. .

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 03:33 PM

9. ...



Thank you Mrs. Windsor for making the world a better place!

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 03:42 PM

10. Hero



What a life:



RIP

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 03:43 PM

11. Ms. Windsor was a courageous woman who made this country a better place.

People like her, Richard and Mildred Loving, and Jim Obergefell have (or will have) a special place in the history books as fighters for freedom.

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 04:24 PM

12. Rest in peace... and thank you!

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Tue Sep 12, 2017, 05:09 PM

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 05:35 PM

14. Rest in Peace....

A giant hero has left us.....

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 05:46 PM

15. Rest in peace.

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 06:02 PM

16. It is a shame this is even a news item.

It is a shame that there are any news items about who someone sleeps with or is married to. Some states even define what proper sex is and what sex you can get arrested for. I know in one state the only position that is "legal" is missionary and you can forget same sex partners. Everything else, foreplay, touching a boob, masturbation, calling Tokyo, having Mexican, etc. is considered sodomy and you can go to jail for it... Really folks???

I'm just getting old and don't understand this new world I find myself in....


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