Connections: Discussing the impact of civil rights icon Edie Windsor
LGBTQ activist Edie Windsor was in the process of writing her memoir, "A Wild and Precious Life," when she died at the age of 88. Windsor's landmark 2013 Supreme Court case -- which took on the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 -- expanded the definition of "spouse" to include some-sex partners, and made them eligible for federal benefits previously limited to heterosexuals. In her book, Windsor shares her journey from hiding her sexual identity to becoming an outspoken LGBTQ activist.
Her widow, Judith Kasen-Windsor is in Rochester to discuss Windsor's book and her impact on history. She joins us in studio, along with local activists. In studio:
- Judith Kasen-Windsor, LGBTQ activist and Edie Windsor's surviving spouse
- Assemblymember Harry Bronson(D), District 138
- Evelyn Bailey, executive producer of the Shoulders to Stand On Documentary