The Portrayal Analysis Of Same Love

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Most people would agree that the song “Same Love” by Macklemore is a song about gay rights and the need for legislature to pass a law allowing same sex marriage. Upon a closer listen to the lyrics, however, you come to realize that the song is about so much more than the need for a law being passed. Instead it represents what being gay actually means and how wrongfully people are being treated because of the stigma attached to being gay. This essay will argue that the song “Same Love” by Macklemore represents the fact that there is so much more that needs to be done than the legalization of same sex marriage.
Macklemore is a popular American rapper that has had major affects on the coming generation. Macklemore reaches out to his audience through
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According to Macklemore, you do not develop being homosexual over time or through experiences; you are born with an attraction to the same sex. You just might not realize it until you have reached a certain age. Certain people can tell from as young as 10 years old, while others it might take longer for them to realize, and some will even deny their sexual attractions their entire lives. “ And I can’t change. Even if I tried, even if I wanted to I can’t change” (Macklemore). Macklemore is pointing to the fact here that homosexuality is not a choice for people, it is what it is whether you like it or not. He says in this verse that you can’t change who you are, no matter how much you want to. This points to the fact the a lot of people who have attractions to the same sex feel like they need to change themselves because they have been taught it is wrong and against god to have any relationship that isn’t the hetero-normative man-woman relationship. He points to that fact no matter how hard these people try to mask their feelings or change them, it is still a part of them because it is something that you can never truly change about

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