NY plaintiff: Gay benefits ‘bigger than marriage’ | WashingtonExaminer.com
NEW YORK (AP) — At age 83, Edith Windsor gets plenty of compliments for her courage to take on the federal government in a landmark case that has put attitudes about gay America squarely before the Supreme Court.
But the Philadelphia-born former IBM executive scoffs at how much gumption was necessary to go to court at a time when society seems to be getting more conscious that a closed-minded approach to differences in sexuality appears to do more harm than good.
“The world has progressed,” Windsor says. “At the beginning of World War II, they really did think we had horns.”
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