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Same Love

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' song "Same Love” was a mega hit song off of their debut 2012 album The Heist. The song focuses on hot issues in the LGBT community and the right for same-sex couples to marry. The song was nominated for Song of the Year at the Grammy Awards, and won the MTV Video Award for Best Video with a Message. Along with the message of marriage equality, Macklemore also wrote the song out of his own frustration with the hip hop community's perceived position on homosexuality.

Yet another teacher has gotten in hot water after playing Macklemore's hit song in support of marriage equality in class.

September 12 2013 2:02 PM

An out eighth-grade teacher from Ontario shares a heartwarming story about how two students in his 'tough' class insisted on playing Macklemore's LGBT-positive music video 'Same Love' in his honor.

June 20 2013 3:50 PM

The chart-topping artist came to the defense of a Michigan middle school teacher who was suspended for playing 'Same Love' in a performing arts class. 

November 30 2012 3:24 PM

A performing arts teacher in South Lyon, Mich., was suspended for three days after she allowed a student to play hip-hop artist Macklemore's song about being gay, called "Same Love," in her class last week.

November 29 2012 3:45 PM