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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - 9:54
US Gay rights trailblazer dies
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Gay rights activist Edith Windsor, whose same-sex marriage fight led to a landmark US ruling, has died aged 88.

Her death was confirmed to the New York Times by her wife Judith Kasen-Windsor.

Windsor's Supreme Court case struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013, granting same-sex married couples federal recognition for the first time.

Windsor was mobbed by supporters as she left the US Supreme Court in 2013
Edith Windsor is mobbed by journalists and supporters as she leaves the Supreme Court in Washington DC, 27 March 2013

Windsor at the New York Gay Pride Parade in 2013
Edie Windsor, who successfully sued the US government in a court case that went to the Supreme Court for banning gay marriage in California, at the New York Gay Pride Parade, 30 June 2013

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