Edie Windsor Was The Star Of NYC Pride This Weekend

On Wednesday, Edie Windsor’s lawsuit led the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the federal ban on recognizing same-sex couples’ marriages in the Defense of Marriage Act. This weekend was the celebration, as Edie’s biggest fans — her fellow New Yorkers — honored her as the NYC Pride parade’s grand marshal.

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Edie Windsor, the 84-year-old New Yorker whose lawsuit ended the Defense of Marriage Act’s ban on marriage recognition, was celebrated at NYC Pride this weekend.

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On Saturday, Edie’s friends, family and supporters gathered to celebrate Wednesday’s historic Supreme Court win.

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She thanked the attendees — and all of the gay community — for giving her a community.

There were signs for Edie.

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There were cheers.

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There were signs about the fact that gay couples can now get green cards like straight couples.

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There were banners.

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Robbie Kaplan, Edie’s lawyer, joined her at Sunday’s parade.

Robbie Kaplan, left, joins Edie Windsor, waving, at NYC’s Pride Parade. Andrew Burton / Getty Images

Edie and Robbie were cheered on by some parade-goers.

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Edie rode down down Fifth Avenue in the bright Sunday afternoon sun, before the brief rain showers hit.

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The parade route was littered with supporters for Edie and her historic lawsuit.

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Thea Spyer, Edie’s wife who died in 2009, also was recognized by some parade-goers.

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And Edie — who said the Supreme Court win felt “glorious” — took it all in, with a broad smile and gracious waves.

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This woman is an Edie fan.

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This weekend, it appeared, all New Yorkers were.

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