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Edith Windsor, icon of marriage equality, dies at 88

Edith Windsor, whose watershed legal case resulted in US federal recognition of same-sex married couples for the first time, died Tuesday, her lawyer told AFP. She was 88 years old. The gay rights champion’s historic case led the US Supreme Court in 2013 to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denied federal benefits…

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