Del Martin passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 87. Cofounder (with Phyllis Lyon, above) of The Daughters of Bilitis, the first socio-political lesbian organization in the USA, she and her sweetheart grabbed the eye of the nation as the first same-sex couple to marry in California both times it became legal. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with this amazing woman and her partner in today’s links. They changed the world with their love, making it more possible for others to pursue the same deep and enduring romance that they found in each other.
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Thank you, Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon, for all you have done for us.
(links on Del Martin after the jump)
HIstory of Del and Phyllis, from Wikipedia – here
History of Daughters of Bilitis from Wikipedia – here
AP Article on Del’s life and death – here
Obituary from Equality California – here
CNN details their historic wedding – here
Brief biography at About.com – here