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In Ironic Defense of 'Traditional Marriage': an Instructive Morality Tale of 4 Jacks and 4 Jills October 08, 2008 11:17 PM

[Sing it!]

Jack and Jill

Went up the hill

To get a marriage li-cense;

Jack fell down

And fractured his crown

And Jill got to visit him in the hospital

{And got survivor benefits after}.

Jill and Jill

Went to Catskill

Couldn't get a marriage li-cense;

Jill felt, down

And tried to commit suicide

And Jill couldn't visit her in the hospital

{Or get survivor benefits after --

Or the custody of their daughter}.

Jack and Jack

Built a shack

Without a marriage li-cense;

The shack fell down

In a big windstorm

And there was a helluva legal hassle about insurance, liability, ownership, etc.

{And about inheritance

And survivor benefits after}.

Jill and Jack

Had a publicity flack

Who got them a marriage li-cense;

They got married downtown

In front of bright lights and cameras --

And divorced a fortnight after!

[BMT    2004]

Looks like this poem, written some years ago, will soon become OBSOLETE! Thanks to the HEROIC work of pioneers in this field, whom I HONOR! To future generations, with any luck, this won't make sense! It doesn't make sense anyway, the remnants of discrimination!

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 October 13, 2009 12:00 AM

In honor of "Coming Out Day" and the LGBT Equality March on Washington D.C. on October 11th, this poem will be BUMPED to the top!  [ send green star]
 
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