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License and Certificate of Marriage, Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin

Between February 11 and March 11 of 2004, San Francisco issued about 4000 licenses. However, A number of legal challenges were taken up and on August 24 the California Supreme Court held that the city was not authorized to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. All those who had been issued a marriage license were notified of their right to receive a refund of the $82 marriage license fee. They were also given the option to donate that fee to the Same-Sex Marriage Equal Protection Fund.
Courtesy of the San Francisco Public Library LGBTQIA Archives
February 12, 2004
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government documents, same-sex marriage, del martin, and phyllis lyon