Edie Windsor Way in Philly

Edie Windsor in September 2016.

Philadelphia, the childhood hometown of the late lesbian activist Edie Windsor, is naming a street for her on October 7. The ceremony to unveil “Edie Windsor Way” will begin a 2 p.m. on Sunday at the corner of Locust St. & South 13th Street near 1301 Locust. There will be a brief awards ceremony followed by the dedication.

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 will be on hand for the Philadelphia ceremony.

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