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Federal lawsuit challenges Defense of Marriage Act and seeks refund of estate taxes paid by same-sex widow: FREE DOWNLOAD - Complaint

Edith "Edie" Windsor, who, in 2007, married the late Thea Spyer in Canada, recently sued the federal government, challenging the payment of more than $350,000 in federal taxes on Spyer's estate - fees that heterosexual widows are generally exempt from. The lawsuit challenges the Defense...

Duane Morris LLP: Federal Estate Tax Equality for Same-Sex Couples

On June 6, 2012, in Windsor v. United States , U.S. District Judge Barbara Jones in the Southern District of New York granted summary judgment to Edith Windsor and created a precedent that is likely to positively affect same-sex married couples for years to come. Edith was awarded $353,053, plus interests...