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Two Women Married Today in San Francisco

Two women were married this morning at San Francisco City Hall as Mayor Gavin Newsom made good on his plan to allow same sex couples to wed.

The mayor´s spokesman, Peter Ragone, says Phyllis Martin and Del Lyons, lesbian activists who have been a couple for 51 years, were married by County Assessor Mabel Teng a little after 11 a-m.

San Francisco city officials say they will issue more same-sex marriage licenses throughout the day. The move is considered a political and legal challenge to

California law.

The marriage ceremony was coordinated by Mayor Gavin Newsom and top city officials. It is intended to get a step ahead of an injunction request against same-sex marriages that a conservative group, the Campaign for California Families, promised to file tomorrow.