Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Del Martin

Activist and married woman (at last!), Del Martin died at the age of 87 in a San Francisco hospice today. I'm so glad she and Phyllis Lyon were able to make it legal before she died. Hopefully soon, all people will have the right to marry the people with whom they share their lives (more: PHB, PHB, SFGate, TR, PHB).

UPDATE: in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to defeat the California marriage ban through NCLR's No On 8 PAC.

1 comment:

Keera said...

She lived long enough to see justice. Good for her!

And yes, it is unconstitutional to deny one group of adult Americans the exact same rights as all the other adult Americans. We've tried it with gender and it didn't work, and we tried it with skin color and it didn't work, so why are we trying it with sexuality? I don't think I have the right to vote on state issues any more, as an expatriate, but if I do, the lesbians have my support.