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The Supreme Court held unconstitutional part of the Defense of Marriage Act on equal protection and due process grounds.  The highest court also told congress to keep its nose out of domestic relations matters which are a province of the states, at least with respect to laws like DOMA that have an overly broad sweep.  It did not decide whether a state law prohibition on same-sex marriage would violate the Equal Protection Clause of our constitution. Many questions will arise from this decision as to how various federal agencies will handle situations in which a couple, married in a state where same-sex marriage is legal, are living in a state where it is not.

(To tune of, “The Girl that I Marry,” by Irving Berlin from Broadway show, “Annie Get Your Gun”)

The girl that I marry will have to be
Of masculine gender the same as me
‘Stead of Children
Body Buildin’
Gyms will love us
‘Cause our friends will fill them

Now we’ve won our rights just the same as you
At least in those states with a modern view
Fine good people
At the steeple
Those with hang-ups can watch though the peep-hole
A Tom, Dick or Harry,
The girl that I marry will be.

Lyric © 2013 by Robert S. Steinberg, Esquire
All rights reserved

One response to “THE GIRL THAT I MARRY

  1. Marc Steinberg ⋅

    Hi Red,

    I think this one could be used at a gay pride rally!


    Marc Steinberg 650 Montgomery Street Unit 304 Jersey City, NJ 07306 201.432.1514 201.208.4516

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