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

Original story at nytimes.com• 25 mentions • 1 week ago

nytimes.com 1 week ago

 
Like countless others, Ms. Windsor had been snared by the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996, which barred same-sex married couples from federal recognition as “spouses,” effectively excluding them from federal benefits available to married heterosexuals — precisely 1,138 benefits, according to a count by the Government Accountability Office, Congress’s fiscal watchdog agency. After living together for 40 years, Ms. Windsor and Thea Spyer, a psychologist, were legally married in Canada in 2007. Dr. Spyer died in 2009, and Ms. Windsor inherited her estate. But the Internal Revenue Service denied her the unlimited spousal exemption from federal estate taxes available ...
 
 
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13 Sep
Feminist Frequency @femfreq
Thank you for paving the way. #EdieWindsow https://t.co/iimGaJmhml
13 Sep
dotgay LLC @dotgay
Thank you for your strength and for your fight Edith. RIP #TrailBlazer https://t.co/YrwdFv56Xn
13 Sep
Paul (PJ) Rieckhoff @PaulRieckhoff
A true hero and patriot. "Edith Windsor, Whose Same-Sex Marriage Fight Led to Landmark Ruling, Dies at 88" @NYTimes https://t.co/eHMWiEKx2h
13 Sep
EqualityMaine @EqualityMaine
The world lost a true champion for equality today. Rest in Power, Edie Windsor! https://t.co/pgR0ongwR7
13 Sep
Jessica Valenti @JessicaValenti
RT @CecileRichards: She blazed a trail. May she rest in power. https://t.co/Cx52gaN2NY
12 Sep
Equality California @eqca
#EdieWindsor's courageous, everyday advocacy changed all our lives. https://t.co/QlRSkGJgPJ
12 Sep
christytj @christytj
RT @BraddJaffy: Rest in peace, Edie Windsor https://t.co/N5YMivOWet
12 Sep
joshua epstein🏳️‍🌈 @thejoshuablog
RT @guycecil: My husband and I will be forever grateful for Edith Windsor. https://t.co/mpARDEw34q
12 Sep
Planned Parenthood @PPact
RT @CecileRichards: She blazed a trail. May she rest in power. https://t.co/Cx52gaN2NY
12 Sep
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Edith Windsor, Whose Same-Sex Marriage Fight Led to Landmark Ruling, Dies at 88 https://t.co/RRrhtiCLz9
12 Sep
GLAD @GLADLaw
We are very sad to hear about the passing of Edie Windsor. She was a true inspiration for our entire community... https://t.co/JgshXDBzAo
12 Sep
NCJW @NCJW
Edie Windsor was a fighter for equality – and an NCJW Social Action Award Winner. May her memory be for a blessing. https://t.co/6gwK9rrFD4
12 Sep
GLSEN @GLSEN
Edith Windsor stood for justice, including in schools. Condolences to her wife, Judith Kasen-Windsor, & her family. https://t.co/wIPzErizJo
12 Sep
Freedom to Marry @freedomtomarry
Edie Windsor was a trailblazer, a pioneer, an icon, a hero. Her life impacted millions of Americans. Thank you. https://t.co/Fx05BufUgG
12 Sep
CenterforReproRights @ReproRights
Edie Windsor was a trailblazer who fought for equality and love. She will be missed. https://t.co/gT83tbO5wx
12 Sep
Equality NC @equalitync
We're thankful for people like Edith Windsor who strive to make the world a better place. You will be missed 😒 https://t.co/qh2v8td5wC
12 Sep
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RT @CecileRichards: She blazed a trail. May she rest in power. https://t.co/Cx52gaN2NY
12 Sep
Cecile Richards @CecileRichards
She blazed a trail. May she rest in power. https://t.co/Cx52gaN2NY
12 Sep
Lambda Legal @LambdaLegal
A pioneer whose legacy will live on forever. Rest in peace, Edie. https://t.co/I05OmbAu4c
12 Sep
Mona Eltahawy @monaeltahawy
RT @elielcruz: Noooo :( Edith Windsor, Whose Same-Sex Marriage Fight Led to Landmark Ruling, Dies at 88 https://t.co/NRy1KgCCrU
12 Sep
Victory Fund @VictoryFund
Today we lost a giant in the fight for LGBTQ rights. Rest in peace, Edie. https://t.co/P41CnSoVOp
12 Sep
Chely Wright @chelywright
Thank you, Edie Windsor. May you rest in peace, you dear soul. #Edie #Thea #Pioneers #MarriageEquality #LGBT https://t.co/mx20IHDN2B
12 Sep
John Steen @JohnSteen
RT @yashar: Very sad news...Edith Windsor, Whose Same-Sex Marriage Fight Led to Landmark Ruling, Dies at 88 https://t.co/H0aHeiVqzd