March 15, 2016 at 7:37 pm EDT | by Michael K. Lavers
National Council of Jewish Women honors Windsor, Kaplan

Roberta Kaplan, Edith Windsor, gay news, Washington Blade

Roberta Kaplan, left, kisses Edith Windsor on March 14, 2016, at a National Council of Jewish Women dinner in D.C. (Photo by Ron Sachs)

The National Council of Jewish Women on Monday honored Edith Windsor and Roberta Kaplan in D.C.

The organization presented the two women with its Social Action Award during a dinner at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Windsor and Kaplan are among those who were taking part in the National Council of Jewish Women’s triennial Washington Institute that focuses on public policy.

Kaplan represented Windsor before the U.S. Supreme Court in her case that challenged the Defense of Marriage Act.

The Supreme Court in 2013 struck down a portion of the law that then-President Bill Clinton signed nearly two decades earlier. The Supreme Court in 2014 issued their landmark ruling in the Obergefell case that extended marriage rights to same-sex couples across the country.

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