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DOMA Attorney Roberta Kaplan Calls For National 'Anthony Kennedy Day' Holiday

06/29/2015 01:03 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

June 26 has officially become a milestone date in LGBT history, and attorney Roberta Kaplan, who represented Edith Windsor in the landmark case that overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, wants to officially recognize it as "Anthony Kennedy Day."

The Supreme Court's decision on Friday to nationally legalize same-sex marriage is the most recent historic decision to be handed down on June 26. On the same date in 2013, Windsor and Kaplan emerged victorious in bringing down DOMA. And back in 2003, the nation's highest court ruled in Lawrence v. Texas, invalidating sodomy laws in 13 states.

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy delivered all three of those decisions, and Kaplan told HuffPost Live on Monday that she expects him to be honored for his forward-thinking perspective on these cases.

"I think June 26 is going to be Anthony Kennedy Day in American history. I think that actually will happen. It should be a national holiday, and it should be named for Justice Kennedy," Kaplan said.

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