Same-Sex Couples Who Wed at the Grammys: “We Made History!”
courtesy: Christine and Patrica Garcia
Dozens of couples made history when they tied the knot at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday night. The happy couples from all walks of life got hitched during Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's groundbreaking performance of their pro-unity, gay tolerance anthem, "Same Love."
During the performance of the Grammy-nominated song, Queen Latifah – who became a commissioer just for the occasion — presided over the unions of 34 gay, straight and multiracial couples, and Madonna serenaded them with a slowed-down version of her 1986 hit "Open Your Heart."
"It was an absolutely surreal experience," said Jason Miller, who married his longtime love Yawar Charlie during the awards show. "Being surrounded by all of the celebrities and having Macklemore and Ryan Lewis perform along with Madonna was amazing. And Queen Latifah being our officiant — we were speechless."
courtesy: Yawar Charlie
All of the couples who took part in the ceremony had to keep it a secret until just before the Grammy broadcast, signing non-disclosure agreements to ensure the big event would be a surprise. "We had to keep it a secret until yesterday but we were able to tell close family and friends last week," explains Patricia Garcia, who married Christine Garcia, her girlfriend of five years. "We had to wait three weeks until we could tell anyone — it was really hard!"