Edie Windsor, famous in the Supreme Court’s Defense of Marriage Act ruling, is supporting Hillary Clinton because of the candidate’s commitment to equality. DOMA was proposed by her husband, then President Bill Clinton in 1994 and passed unanimously by the U.S. Congress.
In the Op-ed delivered while petting a unicorn, Windsor said, “Hillary will fight for the Equality Act, end so-called ‘conversion therapy’ and take on LGBT homelessness and violence.”
“As a candidate for president, she rooted for the Supreme Court to rule in favor of marriage equality and celebrated with us when marriage equality became the law of the land exactly two years after the victory in my case,” she wrote.
In New York City, on pride Sunday, June 26, Hillary Clinton marched two blocks in the Pride Parade near the Stonewall Inn. She was joined by New York City’s Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio. The entourage included Reverend Al Sharpton and first lady Chirlane McCray. After the 20-minute walk Clinton left in her convoy without commenting to reporters.
The Human Rights Campaign endorsed Hillary for president in January 2016.
The Whitman Poll sampled LGBT support and found 84 percent of likely LGBT voters back Clinton, compared to 16 percent who support Trump.