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Same-sex couple can formalize 55-year relationship--finally.

Del Martin (seated) and Phyllis Lyon were the first couple to wed under California's most recent same-sex marriage ruling, reports The San Francisco Chronicle. Martin, 87, and Lyon, 83, didn’t waste any time. They wed at 5:01 pm last night, the first moments that the Supreme Court ruling took effect. The brides wore matching pastel pantsuits. But more than a like-mindedness for fashion, these two also share a place in same-sex rights history. They founded the Daughters of Bilitis in 1955, the first national lesbian organization. Lyon and Martin continued to pioneer gay rights issues, all the while building a life together in San Francisco over the last 55 years. The culmination of which was finally formally recognized at City Hall last night in a private ceremony in front to 50 guests. Congratulations, Del and Phyllis! Photo: The Chronicle/Deanne Fitzmaurice

Del Martin (seated) and Phyllis Lyon were the first couple to wed under California's most recent same-sex marriage ruling, reports The San Francisco Chronicle. Martin, 87, and Lyon, 83, didn't waste any time. They wed at 5:01 pm last night, the first moments that the Supreme Court ruling took effect.

The brides wore matching pastel pantsuits. But more than a like-mindedness for fashion, these two also share a place in same-sex rights history. They founded the Daughters of Bilitis in 1955, the first national lesbian organization. Lyon and Martin continued to pioneer gay rights issues, all the while building a life together in San Francisco over the last 55 years. The culmination of which was finally formally recognized at City Hall last night in a private ceremony in front to 50 guests.

Congratulations, Del and Phyllis!

Photo: The Chronicle/Deanne Fitzmaurice

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