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Home of San Francisco's 1st same-sex spouses now a landmark

Phyllis Lyon,Del Martin
Posted at 9:40 AM, May 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-06 12:40:44-04

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The hilltop cottage belonging to a lesbian couple who were the first same-sex partners to legally marry in San Francisco has become a city landmark.

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to give the home of the late lesbian activists Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin landmark status.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the home in the Noe Valley neighborhood is expected to become the first lesbian landmark in the U.S. West.

Martin and Lyon bought the simple one-bedroom house as a couple in 1955.

It became the headquarters of the political and social organization for lesbians that they founded.