New York continues to get its ass kicked in the marriage equality sweepstakes. Now New Hampshire Governor Lynch, who sent that state’s original gay marriage bill back for better protection of religions — and, after some hiccups, got it — has signed the revised bill, and New Hampshire is legislatively a state where you can marry your same-sex other.
Our theater critic Michael Feingold, who does this every time a state goes gay, has composed parody lyrics to a show tune in honor of the new order in New Hampshire. It is to be sung to the tune of “Rhode Island is Famous for You” (see above video) by Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz, and appears below the fold: NEW HAMPSHIRE IS SAME-SEX FOR GOOD
lyrics by Michael Feingold
with sincere apologies to Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz
for the use of their song Rhode Island Is Famous for You from INSIDE USA
(Apologies to Rhode Island, too, I guess — but when will it get with the program?)
Tend to flee Rhode Island
Shouting, “This ain’t my land!
They note a
Kind of voter
Thinks queer love
Would besmear love’s neighborhood
Gays see that bigots
Thrive in old Kentucky
They think that’s just yucky
And we agree they should.
But now, we salute New Hampshire:
Smart little old New Hampshire
Is same-sex for good!
Parody lyrics Copyright (c) 2009 by Michael Feingold. All Rights Reserved.