Long before she became the "mother of the marriage equality movement," Edie Windsor was another volunteer, grassroots activist and member of Marriage Equality New York (MENY) and later MEUSA.
In 2013, Windsor v. United States became one of the most important court cases for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. After that, 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 the now famous MENY (now Marriage Equality USA) volunteer decided she wouldn't take "no" for an answer at a marriage meeting in New York City.
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, MEUSA launched a three-part series of intimate interviews with Edie. Full video also available here.