American LGBT rights activistDied when: 88 years 84 days (1058 months)
Star Sign: Gemini
Edith "Edie" Windsor (née Schlain;June 20, 1929 – September 12, 2017) was an American LGBT rights activist and a technology manager at IBM.
She was the lead plaintiff in the 2013 Supreme Court of the United States case United States v.Windsor, which overturned Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act and was considered a landmark legal victory for the same-sex marriage movement in the United States.
The Obama Administration and federal agencies extended rights, privileges and benefits to married same-sex couples because of the decision.
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