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Phyllis Lyon, facing, hugs attorney Kate Kendall after the Supreme Court decision clearing the way for same-sex marriage in California, at the office of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee at City Hall in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Lyon and her late partner Del Martin became the first officially married same sex couple in California after the state's Supreme Court declared gay marriage legal in 2008. The justices issued two 5-4 rulings in their final session of the term. One decision wiped away part of a federal anti-gay marriage law that has kept legally married same-sex couples from receiving tax, health and pension benefits. The other was a technical legal ruling that said nothing at all about same-sex marriage, but left in place a trial court's declaration that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)