Edie Windsor: DOMA arguments went ‘really well’

Edie Windsor at DOMA hearing

Edie Windsor acknowledges supporters outside the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Edie Windsor, the New York widow who challenged the Defense of Marriage Act, said after she left the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday she feels the oral arguments in her case went “really well.” Windsor told reporters during a news conference after she and her attorneys left the court, “I think it went beautifully. I thought the justices were gentle… they were direct. They asked all the right questions. I didn’t feel any hostility or any sense of inferiority.”

Windsor, who married her partner of more than 40 years, Thea Spyer, in Canada in 2007, paid $363,000 in estate taxes after her 2009 death. “I am today an out lesbian who just sued the United States of America, which is kind of overwhelming for me,” Windsor said.

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