“I might not be the same, but that’s not important. No freedom until we’re equal. Damn right I support it.” –Macklemore
Here’s “Same Love” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, featuring Mary Lambert. Warning: it may make you cry.
Macklemore wrote here about how this song came to be. You’ll want to read the whole thing, but here’s a taste:
This song, which I wrote in April, is a response to what I have observed and experienced, and is also an act of personal accountability. It was not easy to write, and I struggled with how I, as a straight male, could genuinely speak upon this issue. …
This song is a humble submission to help bring this conversation to the surface, so that we can reflect on the language we use, and how powerful it can be. Rethinking, and understanding the gravity of how we communicate with each other. Change happens when dialogue happens. When we confront our prejudice and are honest with ourselves, there is room for growth, and there is room for justice. …
My hope is that my personal testimony can help in some way to not only advance the dialogue and approve Referendum 74, but also to help shape a culture of belonging in which ALL people are equal.
Keep civil marriage legal for all loving couples in Washington state by voting “Approve” on Referendum 74 this November 6th.