A new local version of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s hit song ‘Same Love’ calls on Australia’s lawmakers to hurry up with marriage equality.
Produced by Cam Nacson, the track Same Love Australia is a direct message to Prime Minister Julia Gillard:
My own Prime Minister can’t even explain.
We ask her the question, she just turns away.
They’re too afraid to lose their voters come election day.
Lost sight of the goal to rid the world of hate.
But Julia, remember back in the day,
When women couldn’t vote because they were born that way.
They were out trying to fight for rights and change.
It’s the same people that helped you. You just shun them away.
I might not be the same but that’s not important.
No freedom till we’re equal. Damn right it’s important.
“As a musician I feel like we have a responsibility to stand up for what’s right,” explains Nacson of his rousing cover version.
“Music is a great tool for getting ideas out, in this case that it’s okay for men to marry men and women to marry women – when people share music it is like sharing an idea as well.
“A lot of politicians seem to think it’s not a big enough issue to worry about, so we need to show them it is something for them to worry about, something that could change their careers,” he adds.
“The question I ask our leaders is what side of history do they want to be on? These fights have been going on for a long time – women’s rights, racial rights – and marriage equality is this generation’s fight.”
Watch Same Love Australia below.
The second video is just beautiful. The best marriage equality video I have seen yet. It's only short so if you haven't seen it then watch it now!