Out British singer Sam Smith on
Thursday released the music video for Lay Me Down off his
Grammy-nominated debut album In The Lonely Hour which features
two men marrying in a church.
According to Rolling Stone, the
video was filmed at the parish church of St. Margaret of Antioch,
Lee, outside London.
The video opens with Smith in front of
what appears to be a funeral but turns out to be a joyful wedding.
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Legislation approved last year
legalizing such unions in Britain also prohibits the Church of
England from participating.
“Obviously gay marriage isn't legal
in churches, and we're doing a gay marriage today, in a church.
We're the first ever to do it. It's obviously not a real marriage,
but still,” Smith told Rolling
In a Facebook post announcing the
video, Smith added: “This video shows my dream that one day gay
men and women and transgendered men and women all over the world,
like all our straight families and friends, will be able to get
married under any roof, in any city, in any town, in any village, in