Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Legally, Today; Spiritually, 55 Years

SAME-SEX couple Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon exchange rings as they are married by San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom in a private ceremony at San Francisco City Hall June 16, 2008 in San Francisco, California. Martin and Lyon were the first couples to be married in San Francisco as same-sex marriages become legal in California. By Marcio Jose Sanchez-Pool/Getty Images.


Anonymous said...

Bless them! Absolutely adorable picture of the mothers of the Daughters of Bilitis.
They have weathered more storms and stuck together than the majority of straight couples.....It is a shame they had to wait until they were in their eighties, but better late than never

Craig Hickman said...

Yes, love, yes.

For those who don't know, these are the Daughters of Bilitis.

BigAssBelle said...

i can't imagine that those who rail against these women marrying could actually look them in their eyes and still protest. it's inconceivable to me. i am so happy about california's decision.

Lenoxave said...

God Bless them both! I can not even imagine what these 2 ladies have seen and lived in their lifetime. That it has taken them this long to be able to legally recognize their union is something else.

I am SO pleased for them and all the toher couples who were married. Love is a beautiful thing.

oddman said...

I saw this on the television, and I cried tears of joy for them. Love conquers all.