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Video: Macklemore & Lewis – Same Love

Could this be our new gay marriage anthem?

Jess Banham

Thu, 20 Dec 2012 10:49:30 GMT | Updated 4 years today

In support of gay marriage, American musician Macklemore and his producer Ryan Lewis have released a music video titled Same Love, in aid of the Music for Marriage Equality association.


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Macklemore recognises that there is a widespread intolerance of the gay community in hip-hop, and he realises this is the time to confront the homophobic language used even by the best rappers.


Following the coming out of popular hip-hop artist Frank Ocean, it seems like the perfect time to address the issue of homophobia in hip-hop. The song, which features vocals by the lesbian singer and songwriter Mary Lambert, was partly influenced by Macklemore's gay uncles, who were both huge role models in Macklemore's life as he was growing up.


The video portrays a gay man's life, from childhood through to his wedding day, with the important message coming through in the lyrics: "I might not be the same, but that's not important/ No freedom 'til we're equal, damn right I support it."


Not only is this song incredible for its political message, but it is also a damn good to sing along to. Enjoy. 


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