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President Obama Thanks Edie Windsor in the Oval Office: PHOTO


President Obama invited DOMA plaintiff Edie Windsor to the France State Dinner this week and thanked her in the Oval Office at a separate meeting, reports Valerie Jarrett on the White House blog:

"The thanks expressed by the President that day have been echoed by millions of Americans, including thousands of legally married couples who can now live their lives with greater justice and dignity – thanks to heroes like Edie Windsor who have been willing to stand up and fight for equality under the law."

(official White House photo by Pete Souza)

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  1. Elf meet giant. Adorable.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Feb 14, 2014 12:16:15 PM

  2. She's so cute

    Posted by: Ryan | Feb 14, 2014 12:25:23 PM

  3. Obama truly is a giant of a man. No, really.

    Posted by: John Freeman | Feb 14, 2014 12:27:15 PM

  4. How tall is he? This picture is great.

    Posted by: Mikey | Feb 14, 2014 12:35:10 PM

  5. I wonder if Edie Windsor got more face time than Judy Shepard did? Because Obama... he's evolved some y'know.

    Posted by: Tone | Feb 14, 2014 12:58:56 PM

  6. He's grown bigger in my eyes too.

    (I suspect that a lot of that growth is because of his wife and kids.)

    Posted by: james st. james | Feb 14, 2014 1:01:38 PM

  7. What a funny picture. The president had to sit on his desk to approach Edie Windsor's size. Which just goes to show, though Edie is short in stature, her impact has been gigantic.

    Posted by: john patrick | Feb 14, 2014 1:18:43 PM

  8. How far we've come.
    A black president. and an icon of marriage equality.
    I never thought I'd see the day.

    Posted by: woody | Feb 14, 2014 1:25:14 PM

  9. This is now one of my favorite presidential photos. Right up there with John John playing under JFK's desk!

    (P.S. Obama's tall (6'1, the same as Reagan, but not quite as tall as Bill Clinton or G.H.W. Bush (both 6'2 at some point). The tallest presidents were Lincoln and Lyndon Johnson (both 6'4). Also, George Washington (6'3) and Thomas Jefferson (6' 2 1/2) were quite tall for their era.

    Posted by: Lexis | Feb 14, 2014 1:34:24 PM

  10. Pocket lesbian

    Posted by: JP | Feb 14, 2014 1:36:28 PM

  11. Class Act. Both of them.

    Posted by: Zlick | Feb 14, 2014 1:37:07 PM

  12. Great photo! Two of my heroes doesn't get any better.

    Posted by: MARTIN | Feb 14, 2014 1:41:38 PM

  13. President Obama is just 6'1" but he is a giant.

    Posted by: andrew | Feb 14, 2014 1:43:30 PM

  14. Edie Windsor: Little Big Woman

    Posted by: johnny | Feb 14, 2014 1:59:41 PM

  15. Nice to see her book deal is coming along...

    Posted by: Ankerich | Feb 14, 2014 2:06:35 PM

  16. A great woman and a great president! They are heroes for equality!

    Posted by: NotSafeForWork | Feb 14, 2014 2:22:22 PM

  17. She's also not standing directly in front of him, so there's that.
    Woody wins with the best comment of the day!!

    Posted by: Edd | Feb 14, 2014 4:37:55 PM

  18. She's also not standing directly in front of him, so there's that.
    Woody wins with the best comment of the day!!

    Posted by: Edd | Feb 14, 2014 4:37:55 PM

  19. tiger blood!

    Posted by: Grego | Feb 15, 2014 12:04:02 AM

  20. Two people who helped to CHANGE THE WORLD!

    Posted by: Jim | Feb 17, 2014 10:29:30 PM

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