House LGBT Caucus Statement on the Passing of Edie Windsor

Sep 13, 2017
Press Release

 

1727 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515

Date: September 13, 2017      Contact: Roddy Flynn, 202-257-8416 (cell)

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

House LGBT Caucus Statement on the Passing of Edie Windsor

 

Washington D.C.- Today, the Co-Chairs of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus issued the following statement in response to the passing of Edith Windsor, an LGBT-rights activist who was the named plaintiff in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Windsor v. United States.

“Edie Windsor simply asked for fair and equal treatment under the law,” said Equality Caucus Co-Chair Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema. “Edie’s determination and courage to stand up for what’s right paved the way for millions of Americans to have access to the rights and responsibilities of marriage.  On behalf of the Co-Chairs, we send our deepest condolences to Edie’s family and friends, and we celebrate a life well lived.”

Please contact Roddy Flynn at 202-257-8416 (cell) or roddy.flynn@mail.house.gov with press inquiries.

The mission of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus is to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality. The bi-partisan LGBT Equality Caucus is strongly committed to achieving the full enjoyment of human rights for LGBT people in the U.S. and around the world. By serving as a resource for Members of Congress, their staff, and the public on LGBT issues, the Caucus works toward the extension of equal rights, the repeal of discriminatory laws, the elimination of hate-motivated violence, and the improved health and wellbeing for all regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

 

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