Thea C. Spyer

Year of Birth: 1932
Year of Death: 2009
Age at Death: 77
Partner: Edie Windsor
State last lived in: NY

In Brief:

A clinical psychologist whose practice continued until her passing, Thea was also an avid violinist, and golfer and dancer before she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. In 2007 Thea married Edie Windsor, who later successfully won the landmark case in which the United States Supreme Court held that restricting U.S. federal interpretation of “marriage” and “spouse” to apply only to heterosexual unions, by Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional under the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment.

For further information see:
Spyer, Thea C. obituary, New York Times

“When a Woman Loves a Woman,” NYU Alumni Magazine

Edith Windsor and Thea Spyer: ‘A love affair that just kept on and on and on,’ the guardian

Edith Windsor And Thea Spyer’s Love Story Is One For The Ages, Huffington Post

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