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Edith Windsor dead at 88

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Edith Windsor, the gay-rights activist whose landmark case led the Supreme Court to grant same-sex married couples federal recognition for the first time and rights to a host of federal benefits that until then only married heterosexuals had enjoyed, died on Tuesday in Manhattan. She was 88.

Her wife, Judith Kasen-Windsor, confirmed the death, at a hospital, but did not specify a cause. They were married in 2016.


While the ruling only applied to people who were married in 13 states at the time, it was an important changed for couples who, up to that time, could not have their marriages recognized by the federal government.

Thank you, Edie.  RIP.

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