Justices heard arguments Wednesday in a New York City woman’s case that challenges the constitutionality of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.
The plaintiff in the case is Edith Windsor, who lived with her partner Thea Spyer in New York City for more than four decades and was forced to pay $363,053 in estate taxes when Spyer died in 2009 because DOMA didn’t recognize their marriage.
The demonstration comes as the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on two cases this week.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Jerrold Nadler and city council speaker Christine Quinn were among the politicians who met with community leaders at Gay Men’s Health Crisis headquarters Sunday afternoon to talk about an LGBT equality measure.
The decision upholds a lower court judge who ruled that the 1996 law that defines marriage as involving a man and a woman was unconstitutional.
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