This is a vital case. It is absolute, quantifiable, unarguable proof of the discriminatory nature of DOMA. It shows that she is, essentially, paying a “gay tax”.
I long for her to have her justice. The story of Edie and Thea is captured in a movie called “Edie and Thea: A Very Long Engagement”. Heart rending and stirring stuff.
I would like to see Mrs Windsor go down in history much the same way Loving v Virginia is remembered as the case that ended bans on mixed race marriage. It would be a most fitting legacy.
Ever notice that it’s usually the gals that get true progress achieved?
The female of the species is deadlier than the male!
It’s senseless to deny tax-paying, law-abiding American citizens equal protection and recognition simply based upon any unique factor not conforming to the general population. Besides denying inalienable rights for the LGBT community, our US Government and individual States are wasting more money by fighting the inevitable.
44 years – longer than most heterosexual legal marriages. What is so scary about legalizing equality that causes this injustice to continue? Legal or not, I am in a same-sex relationship and would never force myself into a mixed-orientation marriage. So, what is the exact purpose of inequality? Does the Government or local state want to continue practicing tyranny of the majority?
The LGBT community will never die out, because heterosexuals keep on producing us. Meanwhile, heterosexual married couples are stealing money from LGBT couples in the form of increased taxes and medical insurance expenses, among other things, simply because we cannot legally marry.
Best of luck to Ms Windsor I really hope that she is successful!
My heart goes out to her! Stealing from her when she’s just lost the love of her life, disgusting!
DOMA must go as a violation of the Equal Protection clause of the US Constitution.Furthermore, I submit that all state statutes and state constitutional amendments barring Marriage Equality should also be preempted and ruled as violative of the Equal Protection clause of the 14th Amendment despite the 10th Amendment of the USC because the right to marry is a fundamental right of citizens of the US grounded on the First Amendment (freedom of association) and the right to contract under the Contract Clause of the USC.
Thank goodness this issue is being brought to people’s attention at last, it’s so iniquitous that people who’ve built up a life together should be treated as strangers by the state.
An elderly (now deceased) friend of mine lost his partner of 40 years in 1989: if his friends hadn’t come in and taken away the better part of the collection of pictures and ceramics they’d built up, he’d have had to have paid 40% inheritance tax on the things they’d bought – jointly! Outrageous, really.
As if it wasn’t bad enough that she has to live day-to-day with out the love of her life that she is now treated in such an awful manner. I wish Ms Windsor all the best and that this comes to a positive fruition very soon!