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Edie Windsor (Part 1): Early Advocacy with MEUSA

One year ago, Windsor v. United States became one of the most important court cases for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. Since then, every single one of the 13 court cases striking down same-sex marriage bans has used the Windsor decision at the core of their legal decision.

All this began when a now famous Marriage Equality New York (now MEUSA) volunteer decided she wouldn't take "no" for an answer. We all owe a huge debt of gratitude to Edie Windsor - and her late wife Thea - for standing up for all of us. In celebration of the one-year anniversary of the Windsor decision and in appreciation for all of your support for Edie, Thea, MENY, MEUSA and the entire marriage equality movement, today we launch our first in a series of intimate MEUSA interviews with Edie.