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Watch NYU Honor Edith Windsor, DOMA's Supreme Court Plaintiff

"As the highest court in the land deliberates your case ... you, our beloved graduate, are a moving testament to the power and tenacity of this nation's evolving search for justice and equality," New York University President John Sexton said at the school's commencement Wednesday. Windsor received the school's presidential medal.

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In honoring Edith Windsor at Wednesday's commencement ceremony, NYU president John Sexton said, "You were drawn to New York and Greenwich Village ... by the opportunity, as you say it, to be gay."

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"As the highest court in the land deliberates your case ... you, our beloved graduate, are a moving testament to the power and tenacity of this nation's evolving search for justice and equality."

And the audience tweeted their love:

Edith Windsor just got an award at my graduation. I love this school.

Zoe Schlanger

@zoeschlanger

Edith Windsor just got an award at my graduation. I love this school.

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Roselyn Sebastian

@dinosaurosie

Edith Windsor is the ultimate bad bitch

Edith Windsor is adorable for 83, heck I'd marry her! #congratagradNYU #NYUCommencement

Andrew B. Choi

@AndyChoi26

Edith Windsor is adorable for 83, heck I'd marry her! #congratagradNYU #NYUCommencement

Proud as I am, I'm ever more proud of the #NYU Presidential Medal given today to Edith Schlain Windsor, lifelong LGBT rights advocate

Jackie Linton

@linton_weeks

Proud as I am, I'm ever more proud of the #NYU Presidential Medal given today to Edith Schlain Windsor, lifelong LGBT rights advocate

2 standing ovations for Edith Windsor. Proud of this school. #NYU

Fernando Gonzalez

@uniqueid

2 standing ovations for Edith Windsor. Proud of this school. #NYU

My boo Edith Windsor killing it at commencement. Because of people like you, every day is gay pride day for me.

Lindsey Solomon

@lindseypsolomon

My boo Edith Windsor killing it at commencement. Because of people like you, every day is gay pride day for me.

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