“TO A MORE PERFECT UNION: U.S. V WINDSOR”— Our Heroines, Our Story

“To a More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor”

Our Heroines

Amos Lassen

“To A More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor” is a feature-length documentary that is a love story, story of marriage and a fight for equality. The film looks at unlikely heroes — octogenarian Edie Windsor and her attorney, Roberta Kaplan, on their journey for justice. Edie had been forced to pay a huge estate tax bill upon the death of her spouse, a woman, because the federal government denied federal benefits to same-sex couples She was deeply offended by this lack of recognition of her more than forty-year relationship with her partner, the love of her life and so she decided to sue the United States government and won. Windsor and Kaplan’s legal and personal journeys are told in their own words and through interviews with others of the legal team, movement activists, legal analysts, well-known supporters and opponents. This is more than the story of this pivotal case in the marriage equality movement and the stories behind it, it is our story, our journey as a people and as a culture.

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