DOMA Plaintiff: 'Spectacular' Day for Me
Edith Windsor, 83, thinks things went well in court
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 27, 2013 7:05 PM CDT
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(Newser) – The 83-year-old woman at the center of today's arguments about gay marriage before the Supreme Court offered a more human side to the debate in comments afterward. Edith Windsor recalled suffering from "broken heart syndrome" when her longtime partner died, reports the Huffington Post. She also called marriage a "magic word," adding, "For anybody who doesn't understand why we want it and why we need it—it is magic." Windsor sounded hopeful that the court will strike down DOMA and that she'll get back the $363,000 in estate taxes she says had to pay unfairly. (She may be right: The justices sounded skeptical about the federal law.)

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laxman23
Mar 29, 2013 1:20 PM CDT
Could Edith now marry her sister, or another female relative that she loves, in order to protect her assets from the taxman when she pass away? If not, why not? .
clmsman
Mar 28, 2013 1:31 PM CDT
I don't get it marriage is a legal proceeding it is the end result of those usually man and woman who committ to have a family and that was what its for only. So how does not getting married have an bearing whatsoever on the connection people have for one another. This arguement is stupid and this old hag hurt her cause by flapping her lips on the subject. So if she was married she wouldn't be broken hearted what a dope.
markojaric
Mar 28, 2013 12:01 AM CDT
Didn't touch my heart! She needs to cut those bangs, or pin them back or something. What a distraction to watch her fuss with her hair.