Barack Obama paid tribute to Edith Windsor
The former POTUS expressed his condolences to the nearest and dearest of the same-sex marriage pioneer who passed away yesterday aged 88. Obama talked to Windsor a few days before hr death and told her that he admired her as a personality and the things she had done for herself and the whole country she loved. “America’s long journey towards equality has been guided by countless small acts of persistence, and fuelled by the stubborn willingness of quiet heroes to speak out for what’s right.
“Few were as small in stature as Edie Windsor — and few made as big a difference to America,” Obama said in a current statement, adding that being a President he had always insisted that equal society is a society where people are loved, everyone by everyone.
And this is what Windsor was trying to create. “The day that the Supreme Court issued its 2013 ruling in United States v. Windsor was a great day for Edie, and a great day for America — a victory for human decency, equality, freedom, and justice. And I called Edie that day to congratulate her,” Obama remembers, adding that Windsor and people like her were those he thought about that day.“I thought about all the millions of quiet heroes across the decades whose countless small acts of courage slowly made an entire country realise that love is love — and who, in the process, made us all more free.”