Edith Windsor, center, is interviewed at the offices of the New York Civil Liberties Union, in New York, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. A federal appeals court in Manhattan has become the sec

 

              Edith Windsor, center, is interviewed at the offices of the New York Civil Liberties Union, in New York, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. A federal appeals court in Manhattan has become the sec
Edith Windsor, center, is interviewed at the offices of the New York Civil Liberties Union, in New York, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. A federal appeals court in Manhattan has become the second in the nation to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional. The ruling came in a case brought by Windsor. She sued the government in November 2010 because she was told to pay $363,053 in federal estate tax after her partner of 44 years died in 2009. Her attorney Roberta Kaplan is at right. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)