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Edie Windsor Reacts to Winning Her Case Against DOMA: VIDEO


As you may know, this week a fifth federal judge struck down DOMA as unconstitutional in a case brought by the ACLU/NYCLU on behalf of Edie Windsor, the 83-year-old widow of Thea Spyer. Windsor was seeking $350,000 back from the government which she was forced to pay after Spyer died, because the couple, who were together for 44 years, weren't married and entitled to the tax advantages heterosexual married couples receive.

Windsor reacts to the decision in a new video from the NYCLU.


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  1. Correction, Andy: Ms. Windsor and Ms. Spyer WERE married - in Canada - prior to Ms. Spyer's death. DOMA prevented them from receiving the estate tax benefits of marriage.

    Posted by: Gay Dad ATL | Jun 8, 2012 9:35:21 AM

  2. the whole case has legs because they, in fact, were married, but the feds wouldn't recognize it...

    Posted by: daftpunkydavid | Jun 8, 2012 9:58:05 AM

  3. She's beautiful.

    Posted by: Jim | Jun 8, 2012 11:42:34 AM

  4. Yes Edith and Thea, you did it. Congratulations. You are beautiful.

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Jun 8, 2012 5:14:08 PM

  5. wonderful movie on them
    well worth seeing

    Posted by: jw | Jun 8, 2012 11:56:32 PM

  6. You are wonderful!!

    Posted by: rb | Jun 14, 2012 3:21:38 PM

  7. You are wonderful!!

    Posted by: rb | Jun 14, 2012 3:21:40 PM

  8. You are wonderful!!

    Posted by: rb | Jun 14, 2012 3:21:40 PM

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