A group of artists in Washington state
are creating music to support Referendum 74, the November ballot
issue which asks voters to uphold – or reject – a gay marriage
law approved by lawmakers.
Music for Marriage Equality has
released nearly 30 videos of music artists talking about the issue.
Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie says
in one video: “I support marriage equality because I believe that
my sister and her wife deserve the same rights that my parents do.”
In another video, Tegan of Tegan &
Sara asks viewers to vote for Referendum 74.
“I feel that love is for everyone,”
Peter Quirk of The Cave Singers
says in another video.
On Tuesday, Seattle-based hip-hop
artist Macklemore released the single Same Love, in
which he raps: “No freedom 'til we're equal.” (The video is
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Marriage Equality video, Macklemore says he doesn't get
“I grew up with
two gay uncles on Capitol Hill. … I was always around a community
of gay people. … As a hip-hop artist, [being gay is] still a taboo
issue. … There's so much fear, and so much of it dates back to
religion. … I think that we have evolved as a society, and this is
our time to create the change that is right.”
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