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 ... 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 ...
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 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 ... 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 ... (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 ... Hillary Clinton remembers gay rights pioneer Edith Windsor as a symbol of love
who changed hearts and minds across America — including her own.
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 13, 2017 ... Former President Barack Obama paid tribute to LGBTQ activist Edie Windsor,
whose fight for equal rights led to a landmark ruling on same-sex marriage.
Windsor, 88, died early Wednesday. During Obama's presidency, she filed a
lawsuit against the federal government in New York after she was billed ...
Sep 12, 2017 ... "'Marriage' is a magic word," Windsor said on the steps of City Hall at a rally for
Sep 12, 2017 ... Edith Windsor, a gay rights pioneer who was pivotal in the eventual legalization
of same-sex marriage in the U.S., tied Tuesday at age 88. Celebrities
commemorated her life and influence.
Dec 11, 2013 ... Correction appended, Dec. 16, 2013 Edith Windsor's living room is filled with
mementos of a battle she never expected to wage. Growing up gay in America,
Windsor, now 84, mostly kept a low profile with her sexuality beyond a vibrant
circle of friends.
Jun 26, 2013 ... Death ended her decades-long romance with her lesbian mate, but Edith
Windsor isn't ready to give up the fight for gay couples everywhere.
Sep 20, 2017 ... GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis reflects on the life of Edie Windsor,
an LGBTQ community pioneer who championed marriage equality.