New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2015. First edition. Hardcover. 350pp. Octavo [24 cm] Hardcover in boards with pictorial jacket. New / new. Item #45123
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."