WASHINGTON—Following news reports that Edith Windsor—the activist whose Supreme Court case struck down the Defense of Marriage Act—has passed away, People For the American Way President Michael Keegan released the following statement:
“PFAW is deeply saddened by the loss of Edith Windsor, and our thoughts are with her family and friends. Ms. Windsor was a trailblazer who helped lead the charge for LGBTQ equality. Her landmark Supreme Court case, which granted same-sex married couples federal recognition and benefits for the first time, paved the way for nationwide marriage equality. We are grateful for her perseverance and tenacity, and she will be forever remembered as an iconic symbol of love and equality.”
People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values including free expression, religious liberty, equal justice under the law, and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy.
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