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WASHINGTON, DC - March 16: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Edith Windsor, of New York City, talk in the hall before a news conference on the bill Gillibrand and other senators are sponsoring that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). When Windsor's partner of more than 40 years, Thea Spyer, died in 2009, Windsor was required to pay $363,000 in federal estate taxes that would not be due if she were married to a man. She has challenged DOMA in federal court in New York. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly)

WASHINGTON, DC - March 16: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Edith Windsor, of New York City, talk in the hall before a news conference on the bill Gillibrand and other senators are sponsoring that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). When Windsor's partner of more than 40 years, Thea Spyer, died in 2009, Windsor was required to pay $363,000 in federal estate taxes that would not be due if she were married to a man. She has challenged DOMA in federal court in New York. (Photo...
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