Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA

Kaplan, Robert; Lisa Dickey

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Date Published: 2015
Edition: First edition
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: New
ISBN: 9780393248678
Book Id: 45123

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350pp. Octavo [24 cm] Hardcover in boards with pictorial jacket.

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From the publisher: "Renowned litigator Roberta Kaplan knew from the beginning that it was the perfect case to bring down the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer had been together as a couple, in sickness and in health, for more than forty years—enduring society's homophobia as well as Spyer's near total paralysis from multiple sclerosis. Although the couple was finally able to marry, when Spyer died the federal government refused to recognize their marriage, forcing Windsor to pay a huge estate tax bill."



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