I read an article about a lesbian widow Edie Windsor who the government said owed $363, 053 in taxes when her wife Thea Spyer(married in Canada) died. Edie would have owed nothing had the government recognized their marriage, but they refused. She took them to court and won. I love that aspect, so I kept digging and found an article where she talked about their actual relationship of 43 years and was inspired to write this song. I love it! Articles below.