Edie Windsor: 1929-2017

Edith ("Edie") Windsor, the plaintiff in the seminal United States v. Windsor Supreme Court decision that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, passed away yesterday at the age of 88.  The Windsor decision marked the beginning of not only family-based immigration rights for same-sex couples, but also rights relating to inheritance, taxation, and countless other rights that had been previously denied to same-sex couples.  Today's Times has Ms. Windsor's obituary as well as a moving op-ed, "Edie Windsor Gave Me My Life."