Just some small comments on my part.
First let me say that it is just disgusting that anyone or any official power would allow anyone or any living thing to just starve to death. What a horrible way to die. There should be an alternative.
With that said I have to agree that this is the Law. This is a republic nation ruled by democratic states. The United States of America is a republic that has individual states that are democratic and are represented in the rebublic by senators and represenitives. The Laws of the states cannot and, rightly so, should not be overturned by the republic as then you will have a socialist form of government. Of course that seems to be the way we are headed. I have heard it said and I agree, that we are more socialist than the USSR before its demise. I for one will not live in a country that tells me when, what, and where of everything that I do without my direct input. You cant Vote on anything in congress...your senators and represenitives do that for you. Here in florida there must be a gereral election for any changes in the constitution of this state.The Public has a direct say about what is passed or not passed.
This country was founded with the thought(among others) that marriage is sanctioned by the almighty and that each spouse knows the other better than anyone else. It is unfortunate but that is the Law, right or wrong until it is changed then the federal government should step aside and remember the 1860's and all the bloodshed that arose from that when the federal government tried to tell the individual states what to do.