Edith Windsor, the woman at the center of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) case headed to the Supreme Court, says she didn't want to be queer.

In a BuzzFeed.com profile, Windsor, 83, said marrying Thea Spyer, her partner of four decades, in 2007 changed their relationship.

“I ask all gay couples who have lived together a long time and got married, 'Was it different the next morning?' And everybody says yes, and they don't know how to explain it,” Windsor said. “Marriage itself, you know, it's a magic word, everybody knows what it means, it means love and commitment and trust and stuff – but there's this extra thing when it was always denied to you. But it's profound. Whatever loving was there, it becomes really profound loving.”

Windsor sued the federal government after she received an estate bill of more than $360,000 resulting from the 2009 death of her wife. Windsor's lawyers argue that DOMA violates the equal protection guarantee of the U.S. Constitution.

Windsor added that she never wanted to be gay.

“I certainly did not want to be queer,” she said of coming out in the 60s. “There was no way. I could not imagine a life that way. I wanted to be like everybody else. You marry a man who supports you – it never occurred to me I'd have to earn a living, and nor did I study to earn a living.”