Civil Rites & Civil Rights: Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon

Filed By IN THE LIFE | October 02, 2008 12:00 PM | comments

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Tags: Del Martin, gay history, gay marriage, In Memoriam, in memory of, IN THE LIFE, Phyllis Lyon, San Fransisco gay wedding

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We're very pleased to open our 17th season with a new 30 minute format. This month's episode concludes with Mayor Gavin Newsom of San Francisco presiding at the nuptials of Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, long-time partners and lesbian activists, who after more than 50 years together could finally say, "We're married." Sadly, Del passed away just over two months later on August 27, and IN THE LIFE is honored to be able to present this season premiere episode "In Memoriam" to this accomplished woman.

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That moved me to tears. I've seen the entire episode and it's a spectacular season premiere. I really like the new format!