Thirty-four gay and straight couples
will be married on live television during Macklemore & Ryan
Lewis' performance of Same Love at Sunday's 56th
It's expected to be a big night for
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who have been nominated in 7 categories,
including best new artist and best rap performance. Their second
studio album The Heist is up for album of the year and best
rap album. The single Thrift Shop is
up for best rap song, while the video for Can't Hold Us
is nominated for best music video.
gay marriage anthem Same Love
is vying for song of the year.
New York Times, 34 gay and
straight couples will exchange vows during the rap duo's performance.
said the weddings “will be in our minds the ultimate statement of
equality, that all the couples are entitled to the same exact thing.”
the nuptials will be Queen Latifah. Macklemore and Lewis will be
joined on the stage by Madonna and Mary Lambert, the song's featured