16 June 2008

Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin

They have been a couple for 55 years, and were among the pioneers of San Francisco's lesbian community, founding many organizations including Lyon-Martin Women's Health Services, whose services I had used in the past.

And as California starts its gay marriages after 5 this afternoon, they will be among the first to be married. Just like in 2004, when they were the first to be given (now-voided) marriage licenses by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, they will again be married first by the City Hall.

Please read their story below.

AP via Yahoo!