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DOMA Plaintiff Edie Windsor, Prop. 8 Attorney David Boies Honored at NYU 2013 Commencement: VIDEO


NYU had its 2013 commencement yesterday, and it was all about marriage equality, and it was stirring.

DOMA plaintiff Edie Windsor was given the school's Presidential Medal, and Prop. 8 lawyer David Boies was the keynote speaker. Mr. Boies received a Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa. He was introduced by constitutional law professor Kenji Yoshino (second video).

Said Boies: "One of the platitudes of our country is that all people are created equal. I can't tell you today how the Supreme Court is going to rule in June but what I can tell you is that if we don't win it in Perry we will continue the fight until we do win it. So congratulations, and join us in trying to make platitudes real."



Here is David Boies' full speech, introduced by Kenji Yoshino:

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  1. I love that woman
    Thank you Edie!

    Posted by: Carmen | May 24, 2013 11:12:00 AM

  2. Edie rules!

    Posted by: rhea | May 24, 2013 11:26:07 AM

  3. Does anyone know of a way to get a letter to Edie? I'd love to write a letter of gratitude and appreciation for all she's bravely done but can't find anything online as far as a P.O. Box or anything goes. Thanks in advance!

    Posted by: Y. | May 24, 2013 11:55:41 AM

  4. I adore Edie too. Her story covers decades of modern LGBT history. Most of the time older people are ignore or shunted aside. Edie's probably busier now than she's ever been in her life. Tons of people want to know her -- and thank her.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | May 24, 2013 12:31:43 PM

  5. Her info is in the whitepages if you want to write her:

    Edith S Windsor

    2 5th Ave, Apt 8A

    New York, NY 10011-8836

    Posted by: Zambanini4Equality | May 24, 2013 7:28:37 PM

  6. i love boies speech way informative. ^_^

    Posted by: Alexander | May 27, 2013 7:18:02 AM

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