Macklemore Comes Out As An ACLU Supporter In New Video
Rapper and LGBT advocate Macklemore has come out as a member of the American Civil Liberties Union.
In a new video supporting the ACLU, the ‘Same Love’ rapper encourages people to join the group ‘that lets my gay friends marry the hell out of each other.’
The ACLU has partnered with ‘Same Love’ rapper Macklemore for a new ad campaign encouraging people to join the fight for civil liberties and carry the ACLU membership card.
“I’ve got a lot of things to do during the day. So something like being beaten with a club, pepper-sprayed, and tased for expressing my political views would really slow me down. That’s why I carry the ACLU card,
It’s the only card that lets my gay friends marry the hell out of each other. The card that says, ‘Hey girl, it’s your vagina and you should be able to do what you want with it.’”
In addition to the new video, Macklemore is also participating in an ACLU-sponsored contest as a part of efforts to bring attention to the fight for civil liberties. Participants can enter to win tickets and backstage passes to see the rap artist perform live in Seattle December 12.
Watch Macklemore deliver his support video below, and for more on how you can help join the fight for civil liberties, check out ACLU.org.