I found this video on a site called Upworthy, and I agreed with the blurb written there:
Who says hip-hop has to be homophobic? Seattle rapper/producer team Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ new track “Same Love” is easily one of the most moving cases for LGBTQ equality I’ve ever heard.
This wasn’t written or performed by anyone super famous, or done as a way to get fans to like the artist. This was clearly written and filmed because it’s a cause close to the artist’s hearts, and they felt a need to have their voices heard on this subject.
It is still surprising in this day and age that there are still countries that don’t recognise the rights of the LGBTQ community when it comes to marriage, civil partnership.. or whatever you want to call it. (Yes I know, they’re not exactly the same thing, but they’re not mutually exclusive.)
Especially when it comes to such a supposedly global leader and first world country like the USA. They claim to be the ‘leaders of the free world’ but are so far behind when it comes to basic human rights.
To this day I am still proud of being a Canadian when it comes to this subject, as Canada was one of the first countries in the world to recognise Marriage Equality. Or Gay Marriage, or Same Sex Marriage.. it’s all the same because it’s ‘marriage’, and recognises that regardless of sexual inclination, we all are the same and deserve the same rights.
We’re all people and human beings.. therefore we all deserve to have the same rights. Simples.