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Edie Windsor Reacts to the DOMA Ruling: 'I Wanna Go To Stonewall Right Now' - PHOTO

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The New Yorker reports on the moment Edie Windsor learned of the DOMA ruling:

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!”

Photographs, of Edith Windsor and Roberta Kaplan, by Ariel Levy.

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  1. God Bless Edith Windsor!

    Posted by: Jack M | Jun 26, 2013 11:06:46 AM


  2. Thank you Edie!!!! XOXOXO

    Posted by: Craig | Jun 26, 2013 11:11:18 AM


  3. Edith Windsor is a true hero!
    Her courage and determination is inspirational beyond words.

    I love you Edith Windsor, thank you with all my heart.

    Posted by: Toby | Jun 26, 2013 11:18:22 AM


  4. She is a hero. There is no other word to describe her. She has become a beacon of hope for the entire community. With all our love, Edie! You are truly amazing. Have fun at the parade and know that Thea Spyer is looking down on you as proud as any wife can be!

    Much love!

    Posted by: guynyc | Jun 26, 2013 11:20:56 AM


  5. Hope for the entire community across the planet!!

    Posted by: Rodney Mockler | Jun 26, 2013 11:25:36 AM


  6. Happy Edie Windsor Day!

    Posted by: Rich Murray | Jun 26, 2013 11:42:05 AM


  7. She is a treasure. She's the embodiment of grace, tenacity, and cool, and as a movement, we couldn't ask for a better icon.

    Posted by: OneCharmingBastard | Jun 26, 2013 11:48:08 AM


  8. So she's just planning to hit the bars after this???!!!

    =P
    Gotta love this woman...

    Posted by: George F | Jun 26, 2013 12:43:19 PM


  9. God bless you Edie Windsor - our Rosa Parks. Thank you for standing up for us!

    Posted by: Keith | Jun 26, 2013 1:15:41 PM


  10. This is so gratifying. Thank you for your courage, your persistence and your life.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Jun 26, 2013 1:31:12 PM


  11. @Rich Murray—let's make it official, from now on June 26th IS Edie Windsor Day. This makes sense to me, and I always love a reason to celebrate.

    Now for the statue…

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Jun 26, 2013 1:54:12 PM


  12. Thank you Edie....you are an inspiration! God bless you

    Posted by: beth | Jun 26, 2013 4:03:03 PM


  13. I was just went to Stonewall because I read this! Its packed right now, huge rally going on. If you're in New York get down here now!

    Posted by: Fallon | Jun 26, 2013 6:51:13 PM


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