Edith Windsor

1929 - 2017

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Edith "Edie" Windsor (née Schlain; June 20, 1929 – September 12, 2017) was an American LGBT rights activist and a technology manager at IBM. She was the lead plaintiff in the 2013 Supreme Court of the United States case United States v. Windsor, which overturned Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act and was considered a landmark legal victory for the same-sex marriage movement in the United States. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edith Windsor has received more than 453,506 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Edith Windsor is the 490th most popular social activist, the 12,375th most popular biography from United States and the 90th most popular American Social Activist.

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  • 16

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  • 1.34

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Among social activists, Edith Windsor ranks 490 out of 544Before her are Norma Cruz, Bill Ayers, Jack Thompson, Loujain al-Hathloul, Walter Reuther, and Mosab Hassan Yousef. After her are Maryam Namazie, Valery Levaneuski, Latifa Ibn Ziaten, Bogaletch Gebre, Lizzie Velásquez, and Jadav Payeng.

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Among people born in 1929, Edith Windsor ranks 425Before her are Ian Stewart, Ronnie Barker, Pete George, William Safire, Thomas Eagleton, and Tommy Banks. After her is Jimmy Adamson. Among people deceased in 2017, Edith Windsor ranks 521Before her are Javier Valdez Cárdenas, Barbara Cook, Ayan Sadakov, Ronnie Moran, Leo Peelen, and Brent Briscoe. After her are Pete Domenici, Nelsan Ellis, Harvey Atkin, Vasily Kudinov, František Rajtoral, and José Antonio Alonso.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edith Windsor ranks 12,375 out of 15,968Before her are Carol Moseley Braun (1947), Antonio Davis (1968), Traci Bingham (1968), Dominic L. Pudwill Gorie (1957), Christopher Showerman (1971), and Samuel Page (1976). After her are Mary Decker (1958), Clayton Stanley (1978), Nikki Ziering (1971), Brian Pillman (1962), Steve Smith (1969), and Lauren Jauregui (1996).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Edith Windsor ranks 90Before her are Julia Butterfly Hill (1974), Dick Gregory (1932), Matthew Shepard (1976), Bill Ayers (1944), Jack Thompson (1951), and Walter Reuther (1907). After her are Lizzie Velásquez (1989), Ronan Farrow (1987), Tarana Burke (1973), Cindy Sheehan (1957), Linda Sarsour (1980), and Emma González (1999).