Edith Windsor upon learning about SCOTUS decision striking down DOMA.
Without Edith Windsor's decades long fight for gay marriage equality, we wouldn't have today's SCOTUS decision striking down #DOMA to celebrate. Here's how Edith Windsor reacted when she first learned about the SCOTUS decision:
Everyone at the apartment of Roberta Kaplan, the lawyer who argued Edith Windsor’s successful challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, exploded in screams and sobs when the ruling came down. Kaplan called her mother and said, “Total victory, Mom: it couldn’t be better.” Windsor said, “I wanna go to Stonewall right now!” Then she called a friend and said, “Please get married right away!”
And here's more about Edith Windsor's forty-four years of marriage to her wife, Thea Spyer, who passed away in 2009. Thank you, Edith Windsor, for fighting for your wife and the rights of all gay couples to have their marriages recognized by the federal government in this country.

Originally posted to slinkerwink on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 08:13 AM PDT.

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