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Gay rights group honours rapper Macklemore

Joseph McCormick November 3, 2014
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US rap star Macklemore has been honoured by LGBT rights organisation the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Macklemore, who penned same-sex marriage anthem ‘Same Love’ with co-star Ryan Lewis, received the honour from the ACLU in Washingon.

He accepted the Civil Libertarian Award in person at the Sheraton Hotel at the weekend.

The song ‘Same Love’, from the pair’s latest album, addressed Macklemore’s personal experiences and feelings around the issue of same-sex relationships and equal marriage, and features a video spanning the lives of a gay couple, including a happy marriage.

The song was inspired by Referendum 74, at which voters in the US state of Washington voted to uphold a law legalising equal marriage.

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