Rachel B. Tiven

Rachel B. Tiven is a civil rights lawyer and amateur historian. She spent a decade and a half leading LGBT and immigrant rights organizations. Her 19th Amendment centennial column, Daily Suffragist, is accessible at dailysuffragist.omeka.net.

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Edie Windsor

Before Edie Windsor became an LGBT activist, she was a computer programmer at IBM in the 1960s and a mentor to women in the field. When her joyous 44-year relationship with Thea Spyer ended with Thea’s death, Edie sued the federal government to recognize their marriage. She took her case all the way to the Supreme Court, winning recognition for the marriages of all same-sex couples in the U.S.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Rachel B. Tiven." (Viewed on February 23, 2024) <http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/tiven-rachel>.