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When Warren G first topped charts in 1994 with his inescapable hit "Regulate," featuring fellow West Coast rapper Nate Dogg, hip hop was no place for gays. In recent years, that has started to change... slowly.
They were one of 33 couples -- including same-sex couples -- who said "I do" in a mass wedding at the 2014 Grammy Awards.
Last night my son, Javier, and I were driving in the car listening to Macklemore's song, "Same Love," which mentions that when the singer was a kid, he thought he might be gay. "Macklemore's gay!" Javier said, both matter-of-factly and with great joy.
I am happy to be the son of a lesbian mom. There's no place for your hate toward gay and lesbian people.
The Grammys presented an image that quietly disqualified those fears and judgments, an image captured in what should be seen as the beautifully universal light of love.