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Grammy Awards to feature live on-air mass marriage ceremony: NYT

Published on Jan 27, 2014 6:16 AM

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Dozens of couples will marry on air during Sunday night's live broadcast of the music industry's annual Grammy Awards as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis perform their nominated song Same Love, which has become an anthem in the campaign for legal gay marriage, the New York Times reported.

Queen Latifah will officiate at the nuptials, with pop diva Madonna performing the song with the hip hop duo and featured vocalist Mary Lambert, the Times said.

Lewis said that the weddings, including 34 couples of various ages and races, some gay, some straight, "will be in our minds the ultimate statement of equality, that all the couples are entitled to the same exact thing", the report said.

"We're serious about this," the Times quoted Ken Ehrlich, the longtime producer of the Grammys, as saying.

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