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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:24 PM

From Macklemore.com

Not sure how long it will be on their main page, so quoting in full: 3 paragraphs.

This man (Macklemore) has just about turned around my idea that rap/hip hop can't be anything but trash. I find his artistic/political sensibilities to be on a par with the athletic/political sensibilities of Kris Kluwe.

Normally I would dismiss both men for their chosen work (which I realize reflects poorly on me, not on them), however, their articulate, focused and compassionate embace of equality moves moves me more than I can say. Ultimately, what unites us is greater than what divides is if we use our intellect to realize that fact.

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MY RESPONSE TO THE SUPREME COURT OVERTURNING DOMA AND PROP 8

Today is a historic day for civil rights in America. By declaring DOMA unconstitutional, the Supreme Court has stated that the U.S. Government can no longer deny federal benefits to same sex couples. This means that people like my uncles, who have been in a committed relationship for over 20 years, will now receive the same rights that my parents have. Personally, I feel reconnected to my American identity, and am proud of the progress we have made in recent years. Today gives promise to the hope that we can and will change when our nation isnít fair and just. Itís a victory not only for the LGBTT community and those rejoicing with friends, family and loved ones, but also a victory for all who devote their lives to fight for what is constitutionally and ethically right.

While todayís ruling was monumental and imperative, we have a long way to go. There are still 37 states in our country that must shift legislation on same sex marriage before equality for same-sex couples is reached. But the real work lies in deconstructing the core of where the fear around same-sex couples comes from. Homophobia and intolerance continue to play a strong role in many households, schools, media and religious institutions in our country. Without directly addressing the real issues and where they stem from, Americaís momentum towards justice will be stagnant and insincere.

This ruling gives us all an opportunity to address equality for same-sex couples in our homes, our schools and our social circles. We must continue to have dialogue and discussions around this issue, and push ourselves past the point of whatís comfortable and socially accepted. We, especially those of us whose rights are secure, are challenged to not sit passively in this crucial moment of cultural progress. True change lives in the minds and hearts of the people that make up our country, and must be cultivated, not mandated. We all have a part to play.

-Macklemore

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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:38 PM

1. this is fucking awesome

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Response to yodermon (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:31 PM

2. Couldn't have said it better, myself

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Sun Jul 7, 2013, 03:23 AM

3. I just got "The Heist" off iTunes last week.

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