Edith Windsor, Plaintiff In Landmark Same-Sex Marriage Case, Dies At 88

Edith Windsor, the LGBTQ activist and lead plaintiff in the landmark 2013 Supreme Court marriage equality ruling that declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, died Tuesday at age 88, The New York Times reports.

Windsor’s lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, told BuzzFeed News Tuesday she died peacefully.

Her death was confirmed by her wife, Judith Kasen-Windsor, whom she married in 2016. No cause of death was provided.

“The idea that I might be a piece of history blows my mind,” Windsor told BuzzFeed in 2013.