September 13, 2017

Edie Windsor, the gay-rights activist whose landmark case challenged the Defense of Marriage Act and led the Supreme Court to grant same-sex married couples federal recognition for the first time, died Tuesday in Manhattan. She was 88. The case's outcome resulted in gay couples being granted rights to federal benefits, that until then were available only to married heterosexuals. 

Windsor visited Cardozo Law in 2013 and was interviewed by then Vice-Dean Ed Stein for the annual Gloria and Stanley Plesent Lecture. Read about Windsor's visit and the lecture here.