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Marriage Equality USA: Interview with Edith Windsor (Part 2)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Richard Drew, APEdith Windsor at the offices of the New York Civil Liberties Union, in New York. When it comes to things like estate taxes, the federal recognition of same-sex marriage will help legally married gay and lesbian couples. That was the issue in the Supreme Court decision in the case of Windsor, who had to pay estate taxes after her lesbian spouse died.
Just over one year ago, Windsor v. United States became one of the most important court cases for the LGBT community. Since then, every one of more than a dozen court cases striking down same-sex marriage bans has used the Windsor decision at the core of their legal decision. In [...]

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Marriage Equality USA: Interview with Edith Windsor (Part 1)

Thursday, June 26, 2014
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One year ago, Windsor v. United States became one of the most important court cases for the LGBT community. Since then, every single one of the 15 court cases striking down same-sex marriage bans has used the Windsor decision at the core of their legal decision. All this began when [...]

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Logo network to air annual ‘Trailblazers’ broadcast to salute gay rights pioneers

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Craig Ruttle, APEdith Windsor, the 84-year-old woman at the center of the U.S. Supreme Court decision granting gay couples federal marriage benefits, smiles as she cools herself with a fan showing her image during the gay pride march in New York Sunday, June 30, 2013.
NEW YORK -- The Logo network next month will launch what it hopes will become an annual televised event saluting pioneers in the gay rights movement, with the woman who challenged the federal Defense of Marriage act as the first honoree. [...]

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Johns Hopkins Univ. to honor DOMA plaintiff, attorney with honorary degrees

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Plaintiff Edith Windsor (right) and her attorney Roberta Kaplan leave the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, March 27, 2013, after the court heard arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act.
BALTIMORE -- Two women involved in a case challenging the federal government's recognition of same-sex marriages that went to the Supreme Court are among the people receiving honorary degrees from Johns Hopkins University at commencement next month. [...]

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Pope Francis named Time magazine’s Person of the Year

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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NEW YORK -- Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time. [...]

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N.Y. to issue refunds to married same-sex spouses forced to pay estate tax

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Same-sex spouses forced to pay high New York estate taxes upon the death of their partner will get refunds from the state. [...]

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Grand Marshall Edith Windsor leads jubilant crowd at NYC pride

Sunday, June 30, 2013
Craig Ruttle, APEdith Windsor, the 84-year-old woman at the center of the U.S. Supreme Court decision granting gay couples federal marriage benefits, smiles as she cools herself with a fan showing her image during the gay pride march in New York Sunday, June 30, 2013.
NEW YORK — The 84-year-old woman at the center of the U.S. Supreme Court decision granting gay couples federal marriage benefits is a grand marshal of New York City's gay pride march. [...]

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Edith Windsor, NYC crowd celebrate court’s gay marriage ruling

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Jason DeCrow, APMembers of the LGBT community and their supporters gather in New York's Greenwich Village on Wednesday to celebrate two decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court, one to invalidate parts of the Defense of Marriage Act and another to uphold a lower court ruling that struck down California's controversial Proposition 8.
NEW YORK — About a thousand people gathered Wednesday on the block where a 1969 riot sparked the gay rights movement to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a section of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. [...]

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‘Joyous’ plaintiff Edith Windsor cried at gay marriage ruling

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Richard Drew, APEdith Windsor, left, kisses her attorney Roberta Kaplan duirng a news conference at the LGBT Center, in New York, Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
NEW YORK -- The plaintiff in the historic gay marriage case that the Supreme Court has ruled on says she cried when she heard the ruling. Edith Windsor said Wednesday's ruling made her feel "joyous, just joyous!" [...]

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A boost for same-sex marriage: Supreme Court justices question federal law

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
This artist rendering shows Roberta Kaplan, attorney for plaintiff Edith Windsor, addressing the Supreme Court in Washington on Wednesday.Dana Verkouteren, AP
WASHINGTON — Concluding two days of intense debate, the Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it could give a boost to same-sex marriage by striking down the federal law that denies legally married gay spouses a wide range of benefits offered to other couples. [...]

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