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Watch: Powerful Aussie 'Same Love' viral cover confronts Julia Gillard on gay marriage

Mar 21st, 2013
Watch: Powerful Aussie 'Same Love' viral cover confronts Julia Gillard on gay marriage
Mar 21st, 2013

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's number one hit 'Same Love' has been reworked into a viral YouTube video standing up to Prime Minister Julia Gillard's opposition to same-sex marriage. Watch the powerful video in full above.

Sydney singer-songwriter Cam Nacson, rapper L-FRESH The Lion and band The Remedy launched the song overnight in a bid to amp up the fight for equal rights, with the backing of advocacy group Australian Marriage Equality.

"I guess I made this video because I simply can't fathom how this is even an issue," Cam tells TheFIX. "As human beings, we should be allowed to marry the person we love."

Lyrics of the song have been changed to directly address the PM.

"But Julia, remember back in the day when women couldn't vote 'cause 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 shunned them away," raps L-FRESH.

"I might not be the same, but that's not important, no freedom till we're equal, damn right, it's important."

Cam praised US rapper Macklemore for doing the song in the first place, and hopes that his Australian version will make Julia Gillard and other politicians take note and listen.

"L-FRESH and I decided Australia needed something a little more unique to our country and its current situation, something we can all really get behind that can really help us in the fight for equality," Cam explains.

"It's a long road but we've already received so much love and I know that we can do this and win the fight once and for all. My love goes out to all who have shared this video."

Related video: Macklemore's original 'Same Love' clip

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