I just saw this music video by Macklemore, produced by Ryan Lewis. Both the music and video are really engaging and well produced, and deep and honest and true. It’s in support of the Music For Equality campaign, as the right of gay people to marry is spreading across the US. People all over the world are still struggling for the right to be gay at all, but marriage is an integral part of preserving families and relationships. I only hope that this, one of the last civil rights struggles, reaches Sri Lanka soon.
Seriously, watch the video. It’s quite touching. Essentially just a story of a young person growing up and falling in love. The only thing unnatural is the condemnation they face, but even that is only a part of their story, it’s not definitive. On many social issues, if you put yourself in someone else’s shoes it’s much harder to be judgmental. But these aren’t abstract issues and they are peoples lives. So it’s really good that America is finally wising up to A) the fact that gay people exist and B) the fact that their love is real and deserves the same protections and social support that we extend to all families.