Edie’s Speech

Plaintiff Edie Windsor, who is fighting for the federal government to recognize her marriage, spoke outside the Supreme Court after oral arguments:

Rob Tisinai’s take:

What moved me most was her description of how she’d been closeted for so many years, and how she was so grateful today for the kindness in how the Justices treated her.

She was grateful for their kindness

Take a moment to realize that for most of her life, this kindness — this civility and dignity and respect — was something she and Thea had no reason to expect. It breaks my heart with regret at what these women had to live through, and it breaks my heart with joy that this heroine has never let it overcome her. Edie Windsor has overcome, no matter what the Court decides.