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Edith Windsor, Who Paved Way for Gay Marriage, Dies

She ended Defense of Marriage Act with 2013 Supreme Court case

(Newser) - Edith Windsor, the woman behind the legal case that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and paved the way for the legalization of same-sex marriage, died Tuesday at 88, the New York Daily News reports. The longtime New Yorker and gay-rights activist was the plaintiff in United States v....

IRS Gives Its Blessing to Married Gay Couples

Same-sex spouses get same treatment as hetero couples

(Newser) - It's another milestone for gay marriage, this one involving joint tax returns. The IRS says it will recognize all legally married gay couples, even if they no longer live in states that allow same-sex marriage, reports LGBTQ Nation . They can move wherever they want, and their federal tax status...

Gay Pride Has a Momentous Weekend

First green card issued to gay couple as pride parades held, anthem turns hit

(Newser) - Following last week's Supreme Court decisions , it was a big weekend for gay pride. Two days after the court struck down DOMA, a gay Fort Lauderdale couple was able to get a green card, the Miami Herald reports—making them the first same-sex married couple to do so. Music...

DOMA Killer Edith Windsor Celebrating With ... Dance Party

She will also be grand marshal of NYC's Gay Pride Parade Sunday

(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...

DOMA Plaintiff: 'Spectacular' Day for Me

Edith Windsor, 83, thinks things went well in court

(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...

On Today's Docket: DOMA
 On Today's Docket: DOMA 

On Today's Docket: DOMA

Supreme Court hears second gay rights case

(Newser) - The Supreme Court heard arguments on California's Prop 8 yesterday; today, the federal Defense of Marriage Act is on the docket. What to expect:
  • What is today's case about? DOMA defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman, meaning that gay couples who legally wed

83-Year-Old Lesbian to High Court: Review DOMA

Edith Windsor was forced to pay federal estate tax when wife died

(Newser) - An 83-year-old lesbian from New York is hoping the Supreme Court will review her challenge to the federal ban on gay marriage while she is still alive. Edith Windsor, who suffers from a heart condition, has asked the court to hear her challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, Reuters...

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