“Total Victory, Mom: It Couldn’t Be Better”

edithFor once, not from the Guardian’s Photo Blog, but from the New Yorker:

Everyone at the apartment of Roberta Kaplan, the lawyer who argued Edith Windsor’s successful challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, exploded in screams and sobs when the ruling came down. Kaplan called her mother and said, “Total victory, Mom: it couldn’t be better.” Windsor said, “I wanna go to Stonewall right now!” Then she called a friend and said, “Please get married right away!”

Photograph of Edith Windsor and Roberta Kaplan by Ariel Levy.

Rest in pieces, Defense of Marriage Act. After yesterday’s appalling Supreme Court decision regarding the Voting Rights Act, this was a relief, and some good news from a court that has demonstrated that it isn’t always on the right side of history.

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