DOMA plaintiff Edith Windsor endorses Christine Quinn
On the same day that the Supreme Court rejected the Defense of Marriage Act, Edith Windsor announced she is endorsing Christine Quinn in the New York City mayoral race.
Windsor, the plaintiff in the case, made the announcement Wednesday evening at a West Village rally celebrating the decision.
Quinn took the stage and prepared to speak when she was interrupted by Windsor.
“I just want to say one thing: I was committed to not endorse anyone until there was a decision,” Windsor said. Hugging the speaker, she declared, “Christine Quinn!”
Windsor later told The Wall Street Journal that her announcement “definitely” amounts to an official endorsement.
Windsor, 83, sued the government after her spouse, Thea Spyer, died in 2009. Spyer’s death left Windsor with a steep federal estate-tax bill because the federal government did not recognize their same-sex marriage.