Celebrity Reaction: Same-Sex Marriage Pioneer Edith Windsor Dead At 88

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Reaction Edith Windsor Dead

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Reaction Edith Windsor Dead

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Celebrities are reacting to the news that gay-rights activist Edith Windsor has died at the age of 88. Windsor’s 2013 landmark victory in the Supreme Court dismantled the Defense of Marriage Act, allowing same-sex couples to marry and be granted the same federal privileges and protections as heterosexual spouses. In 2016, Windsor married Judith Kasen, who confirmed the death of her pioneering wife. Now, Hollywood stars are sharing their thoughts and reactions to Windsor’s passing.

Bill Clinton tweeted, “In standing up for herself, Edie also stood up for millions of Americans and their rights. May she rest in peace.” Jesse Tyler Ferguson shared, “R.I.P. Edith Windsor. Your passion will always inspire me. You left a deep imprint on this world. Thank you!” And Rosie O’Donnell stated, “edie – legend hero friend – thank u edie thank u thea – #GayMarriage.”

Andy Cohen expressed, “Rest in peace Edith Windsor. We’ll be grateful to you for the rest of our lives.” Chelsea Clinton offered, “Very sad to read of Edith Windsor’s passing. Our world is better for her life. Keeping her wife Judith, all her family & friends in my heart.” Tegan And Sara wrote, “Rest in peace Edith Windsor. Thank you for all you did.”

“Rest in peace, Edie Windsor. Thank you for your courage, for your fighting spirit, and for being such an inspiration to us all,” added George Takei. Along with a personal photo, Dustin Lance Black also tweeted, “You lit up every room you entered #EdieWindsor. You left our world far better than you found it. May your life’s example inspire our future.” Gossip Cop will continue to update as more celebrities share their reactions to the death of Edith Windsor.

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