The story of Madelynn Taylor
, the veteran whose request that her wife be interred beside her in the Idaho Veterans Cemetery was denied because of Idaho's Constitutional ban on gay marriage, was first reported by Boise Weekly
but has since garnered headlines across Idaho and around the world
Last night, the story got The Daily Show
treatment, in which Taylor got a nod from host Jon Stewart and Idaho's stance on gay marriage was pitted against deeply held beliefs about the treatment of veterans.
"Idaho, you're telling me you don't want to see that sweet old lady...burned to ashes and placed—the point is, just let her do what she wants," Stewart said.
Part of a Daily Show
segment called "GayWatch" that highlights events significant to the plight of the LGBT community, Taylor's story begins at about 4:40.