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DOMA Plaintiff: 'Spectacular' Day for Me

 
DOMA Plaintiff: 'Spectacular' Day for Me
Posted Thursday, March 28th 2013 @ 8am  by  John Johnson, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– The 83-year-old woman at the center of today's arguments about gay marriage before the Supreme Court offered a more human side to the debate in comments afterward. Edith Windsor recalled suffering from "broken heart syndrome" when her longtime partner died, reports the Huffington Post. She also called marriage a "magic word," adding, "For anybody who doesn't understand why we want it and why we need it—it is magic." Windsor sounded hopeful that the court will strike down DOMA and that she'll get back the $363,000 in estate taxes she says had to pay unfairly. (She may be right: The justices sounded skeptical about the federal law.)

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