Barack Obama, George Takei, Rachel Maddow Reflect On LGBT Trailblazer Edie Windsor

"Edie Windsor was magic, plain and simple."

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.


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