Edith Windsor dies, lawyer says; was plaintiff in Defense of Marriage Act case – New York News

Edith Windsor, left, speaks with her lead attorney Roberta Kaplan following the DOMA ruling. (Getty) (Credit: Edith Windsor, left, speaks with her lead attorney Roberta Kaplan following the DOMA ruling. (Getty))


A woman who brought a Supreme Court case that struck down parts of a federal law that banned same-sex marriage has died.

An attorney for Edith Windsor says she died Tuesday in New York. She was 88.

Windsor was 81 when she sued the federal government in 2010 over the Defense of Marriage Act following the death of her first spouse, Thea Spyer. They legally married in Canada in 2007 after…

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