Marriage equality pioneer Edith Windsor dead at 88
Emily Rochotte, 6 years ago 1 min read
LGBTQ pioneer Edith Windsor has passed away at the age of 88. Windsor will forever be known as the gay-rights activist who inspired the landmark Supreme Court case that brought down DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act. This ruling granted federal recognition to same-sex married couples for the first time, including federal benefits.
Windsor died in Manhattan. Her death was confirmed by her wife of one year, Judith Kasen-Windsor. No cause of death has been disclosed.
Emily Rochotte is a professional freelancer as well as a former assistant editor of equallywed.com, the world’s leading digital LGBTQ+ wedding magazine. Her work has been featured on HowHeAsked, Bermuda Wedding & Honeymoon, and more. Don't hesitate to say "hello!" to Emily over on Twitter at @emilybeingemily
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