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Listen: 83-Year OId Edie Windsor ‘Delirious With Joy’ SCOTUS To Hear Her DOMA Case

by David Badash on December 8, 2012

in Legal Issues,Marriage,News

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Yesterday the Supreme Court announced it will hear the case of Windsor v. United States, a challenge to DOMA by 83-year old Edith (Edie) Windsor. Windsor was forced to pay $363,000 in estate taxes on the inheritance from her wife because DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 bans the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages.

In this audio, recorded by Guardian reporter Adam Gabbatt, Windsor discusses her late wife, Thea Spyer, with whom she spent more than 40 years of her life, and whom she married in Canada in 2007.

Windsor says she’s “delirious with joy” the Court decided to hear her case.

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For more, read:

Law, Unwrapped: What The Supreme Court’s Decision To Hear DOMA And Prop 8 Means

Gillibrand: SCOTUS Decision ‘Historic’ But Congress Must Put DOMA In ‘Dustbin Of History’

What America’s Top LGBT Leaders Think Obama Must Do Next

Perkins: If SCOTUS Makes Gay Marriage Legal US Will See ‘Firestorm’ Of ‘Revolution’

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