The Supreme Court’s ruling this week overturned both the Federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8, both of which restricted the right of same-sex couples to legally marry. Edie Windsor, the plaintiff in the DOMA case, will be one of New York City’s LGBT Pride Parade’s Grand Marshals.
NYC LGBT Pride 2013: Edie Windsor Joins Harry Belafonte And Earl Fowlkes as Grand Pride Marshal
The 83-year-old plaintiff in the case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) will lead the 2013 New York City LGBT Pride March as a grand marshal.
Edith “Edie” Windsor will serve as a grand marshal alongside singer Harry Belafonte and black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocate Earl Fowlkes in the 2013 march, Heritage of Pride officials confirmed in a statement to HuffPost Gay Voices.
Chris Frederick, Managing Director of NYC Pride, described the trio as “great waves in a sea of hope,” pointing out ” Edith’s never-ending battle for marriage equality, Harry’s unending fight for human rights, Earl’s focused leadership and selfless spirit.”
Echoing those sentiments was Mike Dunlap, March Director for NYC Pride, who said, “This year’s Grand Marshals have enriched the LGBT community through their dedication, accomplishments and commitment to the LGBT civil rights movement.”