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DOMA heroine Edith Winsor to headline Constitution Day luncheon

WASHINGTON – Edith Windsor, the winning plaintiff in the landmark case in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional, will be one of the guests at a Constitution Day event on Sept. 17.

Windsor and her legal team, including co-counsel Pamela Karlan, will speak about their remarkable legal journey to advance equality for LGBT Americans. Roberta Kaplan, Supreme Court Counsel of Record in the United States v. Winsor lawsuit, will also be part of the panel.

The Constitution Day luncheon will be from noon to 2 pm EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the New York City offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom at Four Times Square in New York City. The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) is the presenter.

Caroline Fredrickson, president of ACS, will make the introductory remarks.

The ACS, founded in 2001, is one of the nation's leading progressive legal organizations with a rapidly growing network of lawyers, law students, scholars, judges, policymakers and other concerned individuals. For more information about the organization or to locate one of the more than 200 lawyer and law student chapters in 48 states, please visit HERE.