Windsor said she became an accidental historic figure because of the lawsuit.
“If I had to survive Thea, what a glorious way to do it and she would be so pleased,” Windsor said. “The beginning of the end of stigma, of lying about who we are, of a different level of dignity than we’ve had.”
The court also cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California by ruling against defenders of a gay marriage ban there.
A federal appeals court says it will wait at least 25 days before allowing gay marriages to resume in California.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday that it will take at least that long for the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to become official.
The San Francisco-based court said it may continue to bar gay marriages even beyond that if proponents of Proposition 8, the state’s gay marriage ban, ask for a rehearing.