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

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Then, on Sunday, the Pride parade went wild for Edie.

Crowds going crazy for #DOMA plaintiff Edie Windsor. @nycpride

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Crowds going crazy for #DOMA plaintiff Edie Windsor. @nycpride

There were high-fives.

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Outside the Stonewall Inn, the reminder of the riots of 1969 were offset by the celebration of 2013.

Edie Windsor outside the Stonewall Inn. @nycpride

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Edie Windsor outside the Stonewall Inn. @nycpride

Chris Geidner is the legal editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC. In 2014, Geidner won the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association award for journalist of the year.

Contact Chris Geidner at chris.geidner@buzzfeed.com.

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