DOMA Killer Edith Windsor Celebrating With ... Dance Party
She will also be grand marshal of NYC's Gay Pride Parade Sunday
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 27, 2013 12:40 PM CDT
Edith Windsor, left, the plaintiff in the DOMA case, arrives at the LGBT Center in New York Wednesday.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – It was 83-year-old Edith Windsor's case that ended up killing the Defense of Marriage Act, and Windsor will celebrate Sunday by acting as grand marshal of the Gay Pride Parade in Manhattan. But another special celebration precedes that on Saturday night: a dance party with friends, reports People. The significance? "When she met (her late wife) Thea Spyer nearly 50 years ago, they danced so long Edie wore a hole in her sock," says a friend.

Windsor and Spyer eventually married in Canada in 2007, and Spyer died two years later. When Windsor had to pay $363,000 in federal estate taxes—because the US didn't recognize the marriage—she sued. Now she's getting her money back. And after the ruling yesterday, she was at the apartment of attorney Roberta Kaplan when the phone rang, reports the New Yorker. "Hello, who am I talking to?” Windsor said. “Oh, Barack Obama? I wanted to thank you. I think your coming out for us made such a difference throughout the country.” It wasn't the only phone call Obama made yesterday.

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Jun 28, 2013 7:26 PM CDT
The Supreme Court ruling is indeed a milestone, but for some it would prove too late. Like my vivacious and gay Great Uncle Harry. A "confirmed bachelor", my Uncle Harry was, next to a waiter passing the champagne, the most sought after man at a mid-century wedding. The single gals buzzed around him like bees to honey. The thing of it was, Harry's come hither eyes weren't directed to the bevy of beauties, they were more directed at the Best Man. Friends thought him picky, an odd man out in a world geared to the married set. Harry was born too early to witness a wedding cake topped by 2 grooms or a time when his come hither eyes would be able to gaze more openly to the possibilities that were denied him. For more visit
Jun 27, 2013 5:29 PM CDT
This thread is full of the dying gasps of inbred fundy homophobes.
Jun 27, 2013 3:39 PM CDT
Even so, come Lord Jesus! these people are out of their minds! (Rev 22:20 KJV) they must be so proud...of what...swapping spits w/the same sex?