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Equality California Marks Death of Edie Windsor
September 12, 2017 at 3:49 pm

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September 12, 2017

CONTACT: Jason Howe, Equality California
PHONE: (323) 848-9801/MOBILE: (415) 595-9245/EMAIL: jason@eqca.org

Los Angeles–In response to the death of Edie Windsor, plaintiff in Windsor v. United States, the case which overturned the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Equality California executive director Rick Zbur issued the following statement:

“Edie Windsor was a quiet hero. She began her fight seeking a refund for inheritance taxes she should not have had to pay on the death of her partner, and then wife, of 42 years. But like many victories that have their roots in everyday struggles, her historic fight for equal justice under the law was nothing less than heroic. Her tenacity contributed in a significant way to our fight for marriage equality and equal rights for LGBTQ people. Her fearless and very human advocacy for the LGBTQ community will be missed but never forgotten. Our hearts are with her family today.”


Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization. We bring the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. www.eqca.org

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