On the same day that Puerto Rico
announced it would no longer defend its ban on gay marriage, Ricky
Martin, one of the island's most famous exports, released a music
video featuring a married gay couple.
On Friday, Martin applauded the
“Today is a great day for my island,
my heart beats fast in my chest. How proud I am to live in a country
of equality. I love you Puerto Rico,” he
wrote in Spanish.
Disparo al Corazon (Shot to the
Heart) from Martin's recently released Spanish language album A
Quien Quiera Escuchar (To Those Who Want to Listen) is a ballad
about about finding love at an unlikely moment. In its music video,
Martin, dressed in black, stands before a mirror and confesses that
before finding his love he was not a saint. Reflected back in the
mirror are various couples, including two recently married men. (The
video is embedded on this on this page. Visit
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“It is a very emotional video where I
present different realities manifested as love,” Martin
is quoted as saying.