Robin Tyler, left, and Diane Olson sign their marriage certificate. They were the first and only couple in Los Angeles County to obtain a marriage license Monday, after same-sex marriage became legal in California at 5:01 p.m. by order of the state Supreme Court.
Tyler and Olson, with their lawyer, Gloria Allred, left, were the original plaintiffs in the 2004 California lawsuit challenging the ban on gay marriage as unconstitutional. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
A crowd gathers in front of the Beverly Hills courthouse, where Tyler and Olson held their wedding ceremony. For eight years the couple showed up at the courthouse each Valentines Day and were repeatedly denied a marriage license. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
The couple seal their marriage with a kiss. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
After the ceremony, one of the brides declared, “My name is Robin Tyler and Id like to introduce you to my wife!”
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom marries the hand-holding couple Phyllis Lyon, 84, left, and Del Martin at City Hall. They first said I love you in an era when most Americans couldnt fathom two women in a committed relationship. (Pool photo by Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Newsom kisses Martin as Lyon looks on. Their wedding marked a pioneering commitment to gay rights spanning five decades. (Pool photo by Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Julie and John Malaspina of Catholics for the Common Good protest outside San Francisco City Hall before the Phyllis Lyon-Del Martin ceremony.
Lyon, in turquoise, and Martin move toward their wedding cake at a public reception outside the mayor’s office. “They have spent a half century fighting for equality,” San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom said.