Woman who helped end gay mar­riage ban dies

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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.

Aide ac­ci­den­tally caused porn post: Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz says an aide was re­spon­si­ble for the

“like” that caused a porno­graphic post to ap­pear on Cruz’s Twit­ter feed. Cruz said Tues­day that sev­eral aides have ac­cess to the ac­count and that one in­ad­ver­tently posted the pornog­ra­phy. Cruz told re­porters that “It was a mis­take. It was not a de­lib­er­ate ac­tion.” “Lik­ing” — which only peo­ple with ac­cess to a Twit­ter ac­count are able to do — causes it to ap­pear on one’s feed.

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