Edie Windsor Reacts to the DOMA Ruling: ‘I Wanna Go To Stonewall Right Now’ – PHOTO


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.


  1. guynyc says

    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!

  2. tinkerbelle says

    @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…

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