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Thu Sep 14, 2017, 10:22 PM

How Edie Windsor Championed Gay Rights: She Was Everywhere

'Four days after the Supreme Court handed down its ruling in the case that bore her name, Edie Windsor crept down Fifth Avenue in a red convertible Ford Mustang while wearing a rainbow sash, one of three grand marshals in the 2013 New York gay pride parade.

After the decision, Ms. Windsor embraced her expanded profile, using her peculiar form of celebrity that of a well-known plaintiff to champion gay rights in New York and beyond. (Since the mid-1970s, when she left a position at I.B.M., she had been a full-time gay-rights activist.)

Although Ms. Windsor, who died on Tuesday at 88, helped the gay community achieve a pivotal victory with that 2013 decision, which granted federal recognition of same-sex marriages for the first time in United States history, her activism continued well into her final months of life. . .

Public funeral services for Ms. Windsor will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday at Temple Emanu-El, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.'

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/us/edie-windsor-gay-rights.html?

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Thu Sep 14, 2017, 10:23 PM

1. Rest in peace



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Thu Sep 14, 2017, 10:32 PM

2. The documentary "Edie and Thea: A Very Long Engagement"

is very touching. She was a trailblazer.

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