Edie Windsor Way Dedicated in Philadelphia

The street sign at South 13th and Locust in Philadelphia denoting Edie Windsor Way.
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Philadelphia, the childhood hometown of the late lesbian activist Edie Windsor, named a street for her in an October 7 ceremony. As of 2 p.m. on Sunday, the corner of Locust Street and South 13th Street near 1301 Locust became known as “Edie Windsor Way.”

Edie Windsor’s cousin Sunnie Baron Freeman and her surviving spouse, Judith Kasen-Windsor.
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Windsor, who died at 88 last year on September 12, was the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case United States v. Windsor that in 2013 won federal rights for legally married same-sex couples, overturning the Defense of Marriage Act. It won her back hundreds of thousands in estate taxes that she had to pay after the death of her wife, Thea Spyer. Windsor later married Judith Kasen-Windsor, who was in Philadelphia for the ceremony, along with other New Yorkers including a contingent from Gays Against Guns. Windsor’s cousin, Philadelphia resident Sunnie Baron Freeman, whom Edie always called “Baby,” was also on hand.

Edie Windsor in September 2016.
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Judith Kasen-Windsor with members of Gays Against Guns Brendan Fay, Jen Shoemaker, Brigid Mary McGinn, Virginia Vitzthum, Sean Robertson, Jay W. Walker, Jackie Marino-Thomas, and Mari Gustafson.
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