JTS's Progressive Judaism Is Cited in “Edie Windsor’s Lawyer and the Daughters of Zelophehad”

"Edie Windsor, who brought the lawsuit that this week felled the Defense of Marriage Act, is Jewish. So was her wife, Thea Spyer, who died in 2009.

The federal government's insistence on ignoring the spousal exemption and taxing Windsor for Spyer's estate - despite the fact that New York State recognized their Ontario marriage as valid - is what led to this week's decision."

Continue reading "Edie Windsor's Lawyer and the Daughters of Zelophehad" in Jewish Journal.