News Results for Edith Windsor
Edith "Edie" Windsor (née Schlain; June 20, 1929 – September 12, 2017) was an
American LGBT rights activist and a technology manager at IBM. She was the
lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court of the United States case United States v.
Windsor, which successfully overturned Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act
Sep 12, 2017 ... Edith Windsor, the plaintiff in the 2013 United States Supreme Court case that
struck down a federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman,
has died at 88, according to her lawyer.
Sep 12, 2017 ... Gay rights pioneer Edith Windsor, whose lawsuit against the federal government
helped pave the way for same-sex marriage nationwide, has died at 88.
Sep 12, 2017 ... For most of her life, Edith Windsor was a private citizen who, like most Americans,
had a name that — while meaningful to those in her circle of friends and family —
was largely unknown to the wider world. But a late-in-life decision ensured that
the LGBTQ activist, who died on Tuesday at 88, as her wife ...
Sep 12, 2017 ... Edith Windsor, a gay rights pioneer whose landmark Supreme Court case paved
a path toward legalizing same-sex nuptials nationwide, died Tuesday.
Sep 15, 2017 ... Hillary Clinton remembers gay rights pioneer Edith Windsor as a symbol of love
who changed hearts and minds across America — including her own.
Edith Windsor and Thea Spyer, a same-sex couple residing in New York, were
lawfully married in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 2007. Later in 2008, New York
recognized their marriage following a court decision. Spyer died at the age of 77
in 2009, leaving her entire estate to Windsor. Windsor sought to claim the federal
Sep 16, 2017 ... On Friday, hundreds of people gathered in New York City's Temple Emanu-El for
the funeral of Edie Windsor, who died on Tuesday at age 88. Windsor sued the
United States government when it refused to recognize her marriage to Thea
Spyer, ultimately toppling the federal ban on same-sex marriage at ...
Sep 15, 2017 ... Hillary Clinton delivered a stirring eulogy at the funeral of marriage equality hero
Sep 12, 2017 ... Edith Windsor, the widow who brought a Supreme Court case that that struck
down parts of a federal law that banned same-sex marriage and led to federal
recognition for gay spouses, died Tuesday. She was 88. Windsor died in New
York, her lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, said. The cause of death wasn't given, ...
Sep 12, 2017 ... 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 the door to marriage equality nationwide, by serving as a ...
Sep 12, 2017 ... (CNN) Edith Windsor, the plaintiff in the 2013 United States Supreme Court case
that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act -- which had defined marriage as
between a man and a woman -- died Tuesday. In an op-ed for CNN later that
year, she reflected on her decision to seek justice. On Sunday, I will ...
Sep 15, 2017 ... On Friday, hundreds of people came together at New York City's Temple Emanu-
El for the funeral of Edie Windsor, the “mother of marriage equality” who died on
Tuesday at age 88. Windsor sued the United States government when it refused
to recognize her marriage to Thea Spyer; her suit ultimately ...
Sep 12, 2017 ... Edith Windsor, the lesbian New Yorker whose landmark legal case paved the
way for gay marriage, died Tuesday at 88. She died in New York, her lawyer,
Robert Kaplan, told The Associated Press. The cause of death was not given.
Windsor, a longtime Greenwich Village resident, was the plaintiff in U.S. ...
Sep 12, 2017 ... Edith Windsor, whose Supreme Court case struck down the Defense of Marriage
Act and paved the way for same-sex marriage, is dead at 88.