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Edith Windsor, activist for same-sex marriage, has died at 88 years of age


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The famous activist and a fighter for same-sex marriage Edith Windsor (Edith Windsor), whose case became a precedent to the fact that the U.S. Supreme court first considered the possibility of Federal acceptance of same-sex marriages, died on Tuesday in Manhattan. She was 88 years old.

Due to the activities of Edith Vizer same-sex couples not only got the right to marry, but to obtain the same benefits as heterosexual families. The death of the activist confirmed her wife Judith Cass-Windsor, but the reasons are not named.

After four decades after the Stonewall Inn protests in the fight for the rights LGBT America Edith Windsor, who lived most of his life a woman, a psychologist, Thea spayer, and survived it, became a lead plaintiff that is recognized by national legal battle over same-sex marriage. As a result, in 2013 the Supreme court ruled that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry anywhere in the country, with all the protection and privileges of heterosexual couples. She and her new love Judith Cass officially married in 2016.

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