On Sunday, Jan. 26, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performed their song “Same Love” at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. What made this performance such a beautiful and touching piece was the stance the Grammy Awards made during the performance when 33 couples— gay, straight and interracial— were married by Queen Latifah.
This public stance— written in the lyrics of “Same Love” and exemplified by the actions of those who put the Grammy Awards together— shows that the world is changing [slowly but steadily]. It also shows the power celebrities have on being a voice of change and influencing the public discourse.
Again, this song shows just how strong a message it has. Everyone has the right to marry, whether your sexuality, religion, race etc. Love is love.
From the lyrics of the song:
I might not be the same, but that’s not important
No freedom till we’re equal, damn right I support it