Edie Windsor, winner of landmark same-sex marriage case and LGBTQ hero, has died at 88

Windsor leaves behind a culture-shifting Supreme Court case and an epic love story.

Edith Windsor was the rare activist whose most important battle was fought not in her youth but in her 80s as a historic player in the fight for same-sex marriage. The lawsuit she famously won at age 83 challenged the federal marriage ban for same-sex couples known as the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996. That Supreme Court ruling invalidating DOMA opened the door for another lawsuit in 2015 (Obergefell v....


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