Edie Windsor, whose same-sex marriage fight led to the landmark Supreme Court ruling that made marriage equality the law of the land, died this week at the age of 88. Ms. Windsor was the plaintiff in the 2013 United States Supreme Court case that struck down a federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman. Ms. Windsor will forever be known as an icon and hero of the gay rights movement, as well as the generations-long fight for treating all individuals with dignity.
Roberta Kapan, Ms. Windsor’s attorney, has written a deeply compelling book, “Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA,” which is required reading for anyone with an interest in civil rights.
Ms. Windsor’s courageous battle provides inspiration and hope. The employment attorneys at Rapaport Law Firm are proud to be part of this struggle for civil rights.