Plaintiff Edie Windsor spoke to the press today following Supreme Court arguments on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
"I am today an out lesbian who just sued the United States of America which is kind of overwhelming for me. When my beatuiful sparkly Thea died four years ago I was overcome with grief. Within a month I was hospitalized with a heart attack and that kind of common. It's usually looked at as broken heart syndrome. In the midst of my grief I realized that the federal government was treating us as strangers..."
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