Edith Windsor, the lead plaintiff one of the United States' landmark court cases for marriage equality, died today at the age of 88. The NYT's obituary has a great roundup of her life and accomplishments.
- Think back: United States v. Windsor, decided in 2013, struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and granted federal benefits to same-sex couples in states that had already legalized same-sex marriage — an important step to the 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision that would legalize same-sex marriage nationwide.
- President Obama on Windsor's death: "I thought about Edie [on the day that Obergefell v. Hodges was decided]. I thought about all the millions of quiet heroes across the decades whose countless small acts of courage slowly made an entire country realize that love is love – and who, in the process, made us all more free. They deserve our gratitude. And so does Edie."