A view of the world since 2006 from north of the 49th Parallel.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
San Francisco's newest happy couple
Yesterday, Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon were the first couple to get married under California's new law. Lyon and Martin are long term activists. The were in the forefront of both the Women's and Gay Liberation movements. They started the first major lesbian organization in 1955 called the Daughters of Bilitis.
Same-sex marriages were first permitted by The Netherlands followed by Belgium, Canada, Norway, South Africa and Spain.