Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Edie Windsor, Whose Same-Sex Marriage Fight Led to Landmark Ruling, Is Dead at 88

Sorry to hear about the passing of Edie Windsor, who I had the pleasure of meeting accosting in 2013. The New York Times has a beautiful obituary, which explains how her simple wish for equal treatment under the law after her partner of more than 45 years died helped pave the way to marriage equality for us all. RIP. Read HERE.

Anthony Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, issued the following statement:
“Today, we lost one of this country’s great civil rights pioneers, Edie Windsor. The wheels of progress turn forward because of people like Edie who are willing to stand up in the face of injustice.

“One simply cannot write the history of the gay rights movement without reserving immense credit and gratitude for Edie Windsor. We were proud to stand with Edie when she took her fight on behalf of same-sex couples everywhere to the Supreme Court.

“We mourn her today, as do all whom she touched in her incredible life. Edie always urged others not to ‘postpone joy.’ So even as we mourn this terrible loss, we also celebrate Edie, who set an example for all of us to follow.”

1 comment:

jim foy said...

A true hero who deserves our praise & thanks!

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