Roberta Kaplan - Then Comes Marriage: United States V. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Together for more than four decades, Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer were married in Canada in 2007, a union not recognized by the U.S. when Spyer died in 2009. Kaplan, a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, saw Windsor’s case as the perfect vehicle for defeating the Defense of Marriage Act. Her book, written with Lisa Dickey, a Washington journalist who also collaborated with Susan McDougal and Pat Harris on The Woman Who Wouldn’t Talk, recreates Kaplan’s preparation for bringing the case before the Supreme Court, relives the oral arguments, and also fleshes out the lives of those intimately involved in the issues.

Kaplan will be in conversation with Chris Geidner, the legal editor at BuzzFeed News and an award-winning journalist based out of D.C. who covered LGBT political and legal issues for several years before expanding his coverage to include national legal affairs more broadly.

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Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA Cover Image
By Roberta Kaplan, Edie Windsor (Foreword by), Lisa Dickey (With)
ISBN: 9780393248678
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 5th, 2015

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