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WATCH: Macklemore Supports Marriage Equality At Free Concert Series In Atlanta

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed a free concert at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA last week as part of the Road to the Final Four concert series presented by Coke Zero.

Though the duo headlined the event alongside Muse, Flo Rida, and Lucacris, they were the only act to sing in support of same-sex marriage. Check out their performance of “Same Love” featuring Mary Lambert, a song that articulates the pair’s connection to the gay community and their support for marriage equality.

Some of the lyrics:

“When I was at church they taught me something else
If you preach hate at the service those words aren’t anointed
That holy water that you soak in has been poisoned
When everyone else is more comfortable remaining voiceless
Rather than fighting for humans that have had their rights stolen
I might not be the same, but that’s not important
No freedom till we’re equal, damn right I support it”

The only thing more amazing than a rapper publicly supporting same-sex marriage are the hundreds of fans singing along with him. What a sight!

Proceeds from the single were donated to Music4Marriage, an organization that helped push marriage equality through legislation in Washington this February.

On:           Apr 16, 2013
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    • boring

      No thanks.

      Apr 16, 2013 at 7:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Davidw705

      I thought it shows a wonderful life montage of a Gay mans life!

      Apr 17, 2013 at 12:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B Damion

      Who is this again?

      Anyway he seems like a nice young man. Or maybe he needs as many
      fans as he can get so he just jumps on the ” I love gays” banwagon.

      Apr 17, 2013 at 10:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B Damion

      Sorry Bandwagon…gotta watch for the spelling and grammer police…oh god wait? was my last sentence even a sentence? am i spelling sentence correctly is the structure correct? oh god the pressure to be on this blog..I j..u..s..t..c..a..n..t take it.

      Apr 17, 2013 at 10:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stepintheleft

      @B Damion: Why did you bother commenting at all on this? If you can’t perform simple tasks like googling him, then don’t say anything at all. I’m not saying you have to know who he is (even if you somehow evaded the immense popularity of “Thrift Shop” over the past 6 months), but if you had looked him up you could have learned about the work he did for marriage equality in Washington. Educate yourself before making unsupported claims that he’s doing this for attention…

      Apr 17, 2013 at 11:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sangsue

      @B Damion:

      His uncle is gay. Do your research before you spew.

      Apr 17, 2013 at 1:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B Damion

      @stepintheleft & sangsue….I apologize for my uneducated comments. I am now abreast with you guys on all things Macklemore.

      I sorry..I sorry. please forgive.

      Apr 17, 2013 at 5:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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