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Category: 大家看
Posted by: pingying
雖然本宅踢八成係繼續宅家裡 :P

'It never was much of an issue for us.'
Phyllis Lyon recalls how she and her longtime partner, Del Martin, were essentially drafted as the first same-sex couple to be married in San Francisco -- twice.

By Phyllis Lyon
May 26, 2009 Los Angeles Times

On Feb. 12, 2004, more than 50 years after they met and fell in love, Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin were married, the first gay couple legally wed in San Francisco after Mayor Gavin Newsom announced that he would allow same-sex marriages in his city. Six months later, that marriage was voided when the California Supreme Court ruled that Newsom had overstepped his authority. When the court ruled in 2008 that gays had a right to marry under the state Constitution, Lyon and Martin returned to San Francisco City Hall, where, on June 16, Newsom performed a second wedding for the two. Martin died in August, before California voters passed Proposition 8, a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage once again. In early May, as the state waited for the court to rule on the legality of Proposition 8, we asked Lyon, now 84, to recall her life with Martin.

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Category: 大家看
Posted by: pingying
featuring gay marriage and visible gaydar--is the most inclusive video game ever created

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