Celebrating the heroine who helped secure marriage equality in the US!
“I trust the Constitution. Sometimes there’s a mistake but mostly we move forward. I think justice will prevail.”
October was LGBT History Month, B.P will continue to Highlight LGBT Icons throughout November, today’s featured LGBT Icon ~ “Edie Windsor”
Edith “Edie” Windsor was the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case United States v. Windsor, a landmark legal victory for marriage equality.
Windsor is a former top-ranking technology manager at IBM, where she began her employment in 1958. In 1987 the National Computing Conference honored her as a Pioneer in Operating Systems.
In 1963 Windsor met Thea Spyer, a psychologist, in New York. The two began a lifelong relationship, which they hid from their employers for many years. The couple were engaged for 42 years.
The couple’s inability to legally marry prompted Windsor to publicly advocate for marriage equality and to take her case to court. No stranger…
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