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33 COUPLES GOT MARRIED AT GRAMMY

  • JWB Post
  •  January 27, 2014

 

Love knows no boundaries, believes in no bounds, and celebrates human acceptance in its every form. 56th annual Grammy awards showed this acceptance and overjoyed spirit of unity last night during a performance celebrating love and equality from some Big Names from World Music. It was a Grammy moment calculated to trump all Grammy moments.

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33 couples — billed as gay, straight and of mixed ethnic backgrounds — got married at the Staples Center. “When we say music has the power to bring people together, we mean it,” Queen Latifah offered in her introduction for the performance. The stage was outfitted like a proper neon church, complete with wedding arches, as Macklemore performed the gay rights anthem “Same Love” backed by strings and horns. The couples lined the aisles of the Staples Center. Gay, straight, old, young, interracial, tattooed — couples of all kinds held hands and swapped vows and rings. As the song came to its end, Queen Latifah re-emerged and swiftly addressed the couples who were in the audience waiting to be betrothed. Just after the couples exchanged rings, Madonna arrived, dressed in white, to sing a few lines of her classic “Open Your Heart.” As some of the couples teared up, the audience offered a standing ovation meant for all.

Watch here this moment from Grammy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cVBGPpbZeI

Comment here to salute the united power of love beyond castes, ethnicities and prejudices. Publishing this article here we want support those young naïve hearts in love that stand against societal dogmas. Jaipur Women Blog is with you!

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