01/26/2014 11:40 EST | Updated 01/27/2014 09:59 EST

33 Gay And Straight Couples Get Married During Macklemore's 'Same Love' At The Grammys

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis raised the stakes on water-cooler award show performances when they not only performed their same-sex marriage anthem "Same Love" with singer Mary Lambert but they also married 33 gay and straight couples on stage.

"This song is a love song not for some of us, but for all of us," said Queen Latifah in her introduction. "When we say music has the power to bring people together at the Grammys, we mean it." Latifah, who apparently has the power to conduct marriages vested in her by the state of California, the presided over the brief ceremony and after the happy couples exchanged rings, Madonna, of the infamous MTV VMAs make-out session with Britney, hobbled onstage to sing their first dance song, "Open Your Heart."


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