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Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement (2009)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Drama, Romance | 21 June 2009 (USA)
After 42 years, feisty and delightful lesbian couple Edie and Thea are finally getting married. From the early '60s to the present day, the tireless community activists persevere through ... See full summary »

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Susan Muska, Gréta Olafsdóttir (as Gréta Ólafsdóttir)
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Thea Spyer Thea Spyer ... Self
Edea Windsor Edea Windsor ... Self (as Edie Windsor)
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After 42 years, feisty and delightful lesbian couple Edie and Thea are finally getting married. From the early '60s to the present day, the tireless community activists persevere through many battles, both personal and political. As Edie says, We just went on with this talent we have for wrestling joy from the shit. Susan Muska and Greta Olafsdottir (THE BRANDON TEENA STORY) return with a love story of two remarkable women whose commitment to each other is an inspiration to us all. Written by Anonymous

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Edea Windsor was the plaintiff in the groundbreaking Supreme Court case of Windsor vs. United States, where she sued the IRS to be treated the same as any other married woman who was the spouse of a deceased person. Normally, the surviving spouse in a marriage inherits the estate tax free. Because Edie was lesbian, the IRS did not consider her marriage to Thea to be valid under the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), causing her inheritance tax bill to be $360,000, when any other surviving spouse would owe no taxes. Edie won the case in the US Supreme Court on the basis of lack of equal protection, the first same sex marriage case to be heard by the Supreme Court See more »

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Love is in the Air
Performed by John Paul Williams
Courtesy of Volcano Entertainment III, LLC
By Arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
Written by: Harry Vanda & George Young
Published by J. Albert & Son, Pty. Ltd.
All rights administered by Piedmont Music Co. (ASCAP)
Licensed through Carlin America, Inc.
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21 June 2009 (USA) See more »

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