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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Victory for gay rights

A sign referring to Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) plaintiff Edith 'Edie' Windsor is displayed in Manhattan following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on DOMA on June 26, 2013 in New York City. It was the death of Windsor's life partner of 42 years, Thea Clara Spyer, which led to the case. The high court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and ruled that supporters of California's ban on gay marriage, Proposition 8, could not defend it before the Supreme Court.