Yesterday, LGBT rights pioneer and the “godmother of gay marriage,” Edie Windsor passed away at the age of 88. Her case brought to the Supreme Court would eventually legalize marriage for same-sex couples across the United States. Windsor changed history, and everyone from LGBT citizens and allies, to past presidents and celebrities were grateful for her courage.
Scroll through below to see Barack Obama, George Takei, Rachel Maddow and others as they took to Twitter to celebrate her life.
— GLAAD (@glaad) September 12, 2017
— Jesse Lehrich (@JesseLehrich) September 12, 2017
Edie Windsor showed the world that love can be a powerful force for change. She will be greatly missed. https://t.co/EiSFYE7ip0
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 13, 2017
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) September 12, 2017
"Don't postpone joy." – Edie Windsor. A good reminder today. And every day. #EdieWindsor
— Chase Strangio (@chasestrangio) September 12, 2017
Rest in peace, Edie Windsor. Thank you for paving the way. pic.twitter.com/KRLjCWdcqx
— ACLU National (@ACLU) September 12, 2017
A pioneer whose legacy will live on forever. Rest in peace, Edie. https://t.co/I05OmbAu4c
— Lambda Legal (@LambdaLegal) September 12, 2017
Words cannot express. RIP Edie Windsor. Thank you for what you did. pic.twitter.com/85gm2hp2su
— Rhea Butcher️⚾️ (@RheaButcher) September 12, 2017
RIP, Edie Windsor. Thank you for loving America the way you did.
— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) September 12, 2017
Rest in peace and pride, dear Edie Windsor. You'll always be a hero. pic.twitter.com/WXPZCqzPm3
— Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) September 12, 2017
These boss-ass women changed America with their love. Thank you Edie and Thea. pic.twitter.com/tVO0LMBbVc
— Alex Abad-Santos (@alex_abads) September 12, 2017
Edie Windsor was a wonderful person, a loving wife, and a civil rights icon. She will be remembered and celebrated for years to come.
— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) September 12, 2017
In June, Edie Windsor rode a pink Thunderbird through D.C. Pride. pic.twitter.com/AAkuVpQjSV
— Dan Zak (@MrDanZak) September 12, 2017
Heartbroken to hear about the passing of Edie Windsor. A hero in every sense of the word and a treasured member of the LGBTQ community. pic.twitter.com/bxUBLBDYQJ
— Patrick O'Neil (@patrickconeil) September 12, 2017
— Cathy Renna (@CathyRenna) September 12, 2017
"The more of us there are, the more of us there are." —Edie Windsor.
Rest in power, Edie. The work goes on. https://t.co/jA6pJQjhDJ
— Eric Schneiderman (@AGSchneiderman) September 12, 2017
Heartsick:Edie Windsor has died. Took this only months ago.She has planted an immortal seed of love and justice that will bloom forevermore. pic.twitter.com/joDYZr50dp
— Maria Popova (@brainpicker) September 12, 2017
The arc of the moral universe bends toward justice. But sometimes it needs a good kick in the ass from people like Edie Windsor.
— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) September 12, 2017
Edie Windsor & Thea Spyer
— Cameron Esposito (@cameronesposito) September 12, 2017
— Women's March (@womensmarch) September 12, 2017
— ROSIE (@Rosie) September 12, 2017
Edith Windsor changed history by winning her case and ushering in marriage equality. Her legacy will live on forever. Rest in peace, Edie. pic.twitter.com/CluylYFz4f
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) September 12, 2017
— Logo ️ (@LogoTV) September 12, 2017
Heartbroken to hear about Edie Windsor's death. A computer programmer in the 50s, she blazed trails long before her trip to SCOTUS
— Madeline Gomez (@madgomez) September 12, 2017
RIP #EdieWindsor, an American hero. Your courage, unwavering determination & good humor moved mountains & changed lives. Thank you!
— Roy Cohen (@RoyCohen) September 13, 2017
In standing up for herself, Edie also stood up for millions of Americans and their rights. May she rest in peace. https://t.co/9nNazdmnPP
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) September 12, 2017