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After Court Hearing, Edie Windsor Says 'It's Gonna Be Good'

Publication Date: 
March 27, 2013
Lucas Grindley

Professor Pamela Karlan spoke to the Advocate's Lucas Grindley about her client Edith Windsor's 44-year relationship with Thea Spyer during a press conference after the Supreme Court hearing.

Edie Windsor got loud cheers as she exited the Supreme Court with her lawyer and offered an evaluation of how the hearing went: "I felt very respected, and I think it's gonna be good."

Her lawyer Roberta Kaplan, who is gay, told reporters she also had a sense that "it went well." But if there's any indication of how things unfolded, it might be the curious response of the Defense of Marriage Act's backers.


For her part, Windsor shared the love story between her and Thea Spyer, which lasted 44 years (one for each step taken down from the Supreme Court, co-counsel Pamela Karlan noted). Windsor said she was sure her late wife was there with her and would be proud.