23 March 2013

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Edie Windsor: 'rock star' of same-sex marriage fight

An 83-year-old widow will carry the hopes of America's gay community on her frail shoulders when she takes her landmark same-sex marriage case before the US Supreme Court next week. Edie Windsor, a lesbian who married in Canada, is seeking to overturn the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which has defined marriage as a union "between one man and one woman" since it became law in 1996.



Edie Windsor: 'rock star' of same-sex marriage fight (via AFP)
An 83-year-old widow will carry the hopes of America's gay community on her frail shoulders when she takes her landmark same-sex marriage case before the US Supreme Court next week. Edie Windsor, a lesbian who married in Canada, is seeking to overturn the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which has…


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