Before Edith Windsor even walked onto the podium Wednesday afternoon at the Decision Day rally on Christopher Street in New York City’s West Village, she already had made national news. As the plaintiff in the United States Supreme Court case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), this 83 year-old woman with a flair for always wearing just the right scarf convinced five Justices to strike down the section of DOMA the prohibited that federal recognition of legally married same-sex couples.
Yet, Edie wasn’t done with the media just yet. After her turn was over at the podium, she insisted on staying and being apart of the event she inspired. One by one, attorneys and politicians got up and spoke their part until the moderator announced it was New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s turn at the microphone. Edie jumped up from the chair provided for her, climb back on the podium and proclaimed her support for Quinn for the 2013 NYC Mayoral race (watch the Vimeo video below).