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After San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom ordered the city clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, the first couple in line was Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon. The two met in Seattle in 1950, moved into an apartment in San Francisco on Valentine's Day 1953, and lived together until Martin died in 2008.72

Future Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a lawyer for the Women's Rights Project at the ACLU when was heard by the Supreme Court. Writing that she was "delighted to see the Supreme Court is interested in beer drinkers," she submitted an amicus curiae brief on behalf of Craig.73

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