Indeed, Edith had married her first wife Thea Spyer in Canada in 2007. The couple then settled in an apartment in the United States. When Thea died in 2009, she bequeathed her apartment to her wife, but as the couple was not officially recognized, Edith finds herself forced by the tax authorities to pay $363,053 to her deceased wife, a sum that she would not have to pay if the couple had been recognized.
Edith then launched a legal battle to end this injustice sudden by LGBTQ couples because of the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA), which stated that marriage could only be a union between a man and a woman. And in June 2013, we announced, not without some emotion, a huge first win for our community, the Supreme Court has ruled DOMA unconstitutional.
Today we are delighted to hear that Edith has found love again and is happy with her new wife Judith.
Note that the couple has already announced that they would leave the United States to live in sunny Barcelona if Donald Trump was elected in November.
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