New York City’s 44th annual gay pride parade featured the woman who killed DOMA — 84-year old Edie Windsor, who was the parade’s Grand Marshal.
The parade conveniently comes two years after New York adopted marriage equality, and just four days after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a significant section of DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 that banned the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages.
Almost immediately, the federal government began responding to the ruling, like issuing green cards for foreign nationals in same-sex marriages and working on tax code changes.
Windsor says she never thought she’d be an LGBT hero, and yet, that’s exactly who she is.
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