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