Octogenarian Phyllis Lyon (standing, 2nd L) watches as her partner Del Martin (bottom) signs their gay-marriage certificate in front of San Francisco county clerk Edwin Lee during the first legal ... more 
Octogenarian Phyllis Lyon (standing, 2nd L) watches as her partner Del Martin (bottom) signs their gay-marriage certificate in front of San Francisco county clerk Edwin Lee during the first legal same-sex marriage ceremony at San Francisco City Hall in San Francisco, California June 16, 2008. California performed its first legally recognized same-sex weddings and opened its doors to gay and lesbian couples from around the country, a move likely to challenge other states that define marriage as between a man and a woman. The ceremony was presided over by Mayor Gavin Newsom (back, 3rd L). less 
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