Woman who helped end gay mar­riage ban dies

StarMetro Edmonton - - Canada/world -

A woman who brought a Supreme Court case that struck down parts of a fed­eral law that banned same-sex mar­riage has died. An at­tor­ney for Edith Windsor says she died Tues­day in New York. She was 88. Windsor was 81 when she sued the fed­eral govern­ment in 2010 over the De­fence of Mar­riage Act fol­low­ing the death of her first spouse, Thea Spyer. They legally mar­ried in Canada in 2007 af­ter be­ing to­gether for more than 40 years.

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