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Plaintiff Edith Windsor

Plaintiff Edith Windsor, left, an 83-year-old lesbian who challenged the Defense of Marriage Act in court after she was ordered to pay federal inheritance tax of $363,000 following the death of her partner of more than 40 years in 2009, arrives with her lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, at the Supreme Court.Jewel Samad / AFP/Getty Images