I thought for sure that Proposition 8
Would soon be headed for that growing file
Of stupid laws we laugh at and berate
Our ancestors for having on their books:
Like banning public bowling, or the play
of dominoes on Sunday, but it looks
As though in California, if you're gay,
You'd better have already tied the knot
With your sweetheart. And if you've yet to find
The right one, plan to elope to Vermont.
They used to say that Iowa's behind
The times, but now the Golden State would seem
To have gone back to the first age of steam.