Edith Windsor, the plaintiff who challenged the Defense of Marriage Act before the Supreme Court and won in 2013, has been remarried, to Wells Fargo vice president Judith Kasen.
— Gay City News (@GayCityNews) October 1, 2016
New York’s Gay City News published a few photos of the newlyweds by Donna Aceto. They write:
Windsor arrived before the Supreme Court in her challenge to a federal estate tax bill of more than $360,000 after the 2009 death of her spouse, Thea Spyer. Windsor and Spyer, both New Yorkers who began dating in 1965, traveled to Toronto in 2007, where they legally married. The following year, a New York court ruled that the state would recognize legal same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions despite the fact that such marriages could not yet be formalized within the Empire State.
The New York Times writes about Windsor and Kasen’s courtship:
At a number of gay rights events, including some for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in the West Village, Ms. Kasen walked up to Ms. Windsor and tried to flirt.
“We’re both activists,” Ms. Kasen said. “I’ve been really involved in the community and seen her at every center dinner and the Hamptons tea dance. I saw her everywhere.”
Nothing came of it.
But Ms. Kasen, now 51, persisted. In November 2015, Ms. Windsor, now 87, agreed to let Ms. Kasen walk her home from a benefit.
A week later, they went on their first date, attending Ms. Kaplan’s Hanukkah party. There, they met up with the comedian Judy Gold and Ms. Gold’s fiancée, Elysa Halpern. The four women went to dinner at French Roast on Avenue of the Americas, and a romance blossomed.
More at the NYT. And congrats to both of them.