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In The Life covers Edie Windsor's petition to the Supreme Court
2012-08-23

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NEW YORK, NY, August 23, 2012 — In The Life Media continues its coverage of the real-life impact of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) with "Edie Takes on DOMA." The web-exclusive short features 83-year-old Edie Windsor, a lesbian widow whose case challenging DOMA could determine the future of the law.

Edie and her late wife, Thea, were life-long partners. Engaged for 40 years, they were married — finally — in 2008. A year later, Thea died of progressive multiple sclerosis and, because DOMA bars the Federal Government from recognizing their marriage, Edie was hit with $360K in estate taxes.

"In the midst of my grief at the loss of the love of my life, I had to spend countless hours defending our relationship," said Edie. "The Federal Government treated us like strangers. It was very painful."

Edie sued the government and in June of 2012, a Federal District Court in New York ruled in her favor, finding that DOMA unconstitutionally discriminates against same-sex married couples. Now, she's petitioning the Supreme Court to hear her case.

WATCH "Edie Takes on DOMA" now:

http://www.itlmedia.org/clips/entry/edie-takes-on-doma

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ABOUT IN THE LIFE MEDIA

For twenty years, In The Life Media has been a leading media organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) movement. One of the nation's most honored and influential LGBT groups, In The Life Media creates social and political change by examining issues critical to LGBT individuals and providing audiences with powerful ways to advance equality within, and beyond, their communities. Produced by In The Life Media, the Emmy-nominated series, IN THE LIFE, was the first—and remains the only—LGBT issues-oriented show on public television. IN THE LIFE is a two-time Emmy Award nominee, a Webby Award nominee, a Lambda Legal Liberty Award honoree, a Seigenthaler Award recipient from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and a Ribbon of Hope Award recipient from The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences: www.ITLMedia.org .


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