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Grammys To Feature Mass Same-Sex Wedding During Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Performance

Updated Monday at 8:30 a.m. PST

​In case you missed it Sunday night on the Grammy Awards, check out the massive same-sex wedding that took place during Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's "Same Love," with an assist from Mary Lambert, Queen Latifah, and Madonna!!

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What'd you think of the memorable performance and marriages, Instincters?!

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WOW!

The New York Times revealed Sunday that tonight's Grammy Awards will feature a mass wedding of 34 couples--"gay, straight, old, young, of many races and many colors" during Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's performance of their hit marriage equality anthem, "Same Love"!!!

And the weddings are going to be officiated by Queen Latifah?! 

From NYT:

“We’re serious about this,” said Ken Ehrlich, the longtime producer of the Grammys.

Yet as part of a televised awards show that works hard for its ratings, showbiz will also play a part in this sacrament. Queen Latifah will officiate at the nuptials, and Madonna will join the number with Macklemore, Mr. Lewis and the song’s featured vocalist, Mary Lambert.

Grammy organizers said they knew that controversy might be inevitable, given those who oppose gay marriage or who might see the segment as trivializing a serious matter.

“I expect that people with all kinds of opinions might voice them, and that’s healthy,” Neil Portnow, the president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, which presents the Grammys, said when asked about the potential response.

But he and Mr. Ehrlich argued strongly that the wedding segment is no stunt. “We don’t need to stoop to the level of trying to find gimmicks and sensationalistic approaches to what we do,” Mr. Portnow said.

Any cynicism aside, this is inarguably a really big move by the CBS Grammy Awards telecast--one of the most watched programs of the year--and it sends a message throughout the world! 

Bravo to Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, and their pals (we see you, Madonna!) for getting on board. We're excited to see how they pull this off!

What do you think of the decision to have a mass wedding, including same-sex couples, during the Grammys??

 

Comments

Did anyone else notice that the cameras were focused on the straight couples?

God is Love! God loves and created every human being! He also created marriage(one man & one woman)!!! Murder, stealing, abortion, rape, incest, lying, cheating, gay/lesbian, are all sin!

Hi Becky.   If you will look at 1 Peter Chapter 2, you will find that what you are doing is creating problems, and stirring up trouble.   This scripture STATES that you are not supposed to do anything like that.   You are supposed to live a life that is an EXAMPLE to "sinners"....not attempt to create problems in society.   I know that I would have a lot more sympathy for your position if you did not attempt to start trouble.

Honey f you really feel that way, what are you doing on a gay blog? Troll!!! 

The Grammys presented a fabulous show. I'm so glad  that I could see some parts of it again. So glad that I could live to see this day. Imagine Dragons were awesome. Pink was awesome. Macklemore and Lewis were terrific. Too bad "Daft Punk" won  but  the show was  plenty long and plenty great! Marlo Stern couldn't be more wrong.

I think it is WONDERFUL!  A GLORIOUS MOMENT WHOSE TIME HAS FINALLY COME!

Wish it could be played at the Russian Olympics!

Yeah! That'd be great !

Love is love, I think it's great. 

Simply, LOVE IS LOVE

I worry about trivializing the issue but, honestly, the sooner this bandage is ripped off and gay marriages become as commonplace, mundane and normalized as straight ones, the better.

Love the idea! 

I love it I think it sends a message to everyone that love sees no gender no color no limits no wrong......

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