Edith Windsor, marriage equality icon, dies

Edith Windsor. AP photo, Carolyn Kaster.

Edith Windsor, an LGBT+ rights activist who led the attack on the Defense of Marriage Act and won, has died at 88.

Her lawyer reported her passing to the media. Her wife, Judith Kasen-Windsor confirmed her death, according to The New York Times. They were married in 2016.

In the Windsor case, the Supreme Court struck down DOMA in June 2013. It applied only to 13 states and the District of Columbia at that time. That case led to the Obergefell decision in 2015 that extended marriage equality to the entire country.

Copyright The Gayly – September 12, 2017 @ 3:50 p.m. CDT.