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  1. How Nice

From the recording Equality Road Double CD

Written in 1979, it may be the first song calling for marriage equality - at least, it is surely one of the first! The song has been sung and recorded by many others, including Katzberg and Snyder, Pilshaw and Sklamberg, and in the March of Washington video from 1993 featuring the large public ceremony of commitment by many gay couples.  Since the marriage equality movement has grown, requests to sing and air this song have grown a lot.
 

Lyrics

How nice!  a tender untried feeling
is growing in his heart when he sees his lover's glances.
How nice! she finds him quite appealing
but holds herself apart, still prefers not to take chances
He finds her name in poetry, she finds him on TV
They cast themselves as famous lovers back through history
But if both of them were women or if both of them were men
Who would be their famous lovers then?
2.  How nice! they're starting to go steady
He calls her everyday, and they're going out together
How nice! their parents think they're ready
It would happen anyway - you can't hold them back forever!
He's proud of her intelligence, she's proud of his physique
They're proud to be in public, at the prom, they're cheek to cheek
But if both of them were women or if both of them were men
Where could they dance together then? 
3.  How nice! they're feeling so romantic!
They're kissing on the street, they see no one but each other.
How nice! no reason to get frantic
It's really pure and sweet - they look like sister and brother.
They stand in lines for movies and they hold each other tight
Go out with other couples, hand and hand under the lights
But if both of them were women or if both of them were men
Where could they show affection then?
4.  How nice! they're going to be married!
Their parents were so worried that there wouldn't be a wedding!
How nice! traditions have been carried
Now the family's in a flurry - oh, it's such a happy ending!
With rings and vows and showers they will certify their love
With presents from the relatives and blessing from above
But if both of them were women or if both of them were men
Who would congratulate them then?
How nice! How nice! How.....nice.