Del Martin, a pioneering lesbian rights activist who married her
lifelong partner on the first day same-sex couples could legally wed in
California, has died. She was 87.
Kate Kendell, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian
Rights, says Martin died at a San Francisco hospital Wednesday morning
two weeks after a broken arm exacerbated her existing health problems.
Kendell says her wife, Phyllis Lyon, was by her side.