All rights reserved to the original artist of the song (Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, feat. Mary Lambert). To read the full story, check out:

This video has been created to help promote marriage equality and awareness among members of the ASL and Deaf community. All that are involved in this project have volunteered their time and talent.

Many thanks to:
Jenica von Garrel, ASL Performer and Co-Producer
Bobby Loeffler, ASL Performer
Summer Crider Loeffler, Co-Producer and Videographer
Robyn Girard, Visual Effects
Mickie Brunton, Photo Editing
Russell Harvard, Actor
Steven Nugent, Actor
Marilyn Nixon, Actress
Violet Garberoglio, Actress
Photos collected from individuals in the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, ASL using, and LGBTQ community
thousands of supporters everywhere.

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Filmed and edited by Summer Crider Loeffler, song translated by Bobby Loeffler and Jenica VonGarrel. Featuring Russell Harvard, Steven Nugent, Marilyn Nixon, and Violet Garberoglio.

If you are interested in seeing the original music video, here is the link to "Same Love" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis:

This Same Love in ASL project includes personal interviews with the team and the unedited version of the vignette seen in the ASL music video.

Check these out!

Personal Interview with the Same Love in ASL team:

Full version of the vignette:

Lyrics to the Macklemore's "Same Love":
"Same Love"
(with Ryan Lewis)
(feat. Mary Lambert)

When I was in the third grade I thought that I was gay,
'Cause I could draw, my uncle was, and I kept my room straight.
I told my mom, tears rushing down my face
She's like "Ben you've loved girls since before pre-k, trippin' "
Yeah, I guess she had a point, didn't she?
Bunch of stereotypes all in my head.
I remember doing the math like, "Yeah, I'm good at little league"
A preconceived idea of what it all meant
For those that liked the same sex
Had the characteristics
The right wing conservatives think it's a decision
And you can be cured with some treatment and religion
Man-made rewiring of a predisposition
Playing God, aw nah here we go
America the brave still fears what we don't know
And God loves all his children, is somehow forgotten
But we paraphrase a book written thirty-five-hundred years ago
I don't know

And I can't change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
And I can't change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
My love
My love
My love
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm

If I was gay, I would think hip-hop hates me
Have you read the YouTube comments lately?
"Man, that's gay" gets dropped on the daily
We become so numb to what we're saying
A culture founded from oppression
Yet we don't have acceptance for 'em
Call each other faggots behind the keys of a message board
A word rooted in hate, yet our genre still ignores it
Gay is synonymous with the lesser
It's the same hate that's caused wars from religion
Gender to skin color, the complexion of your pigment
The same fight that led people to walk outs and sit ins
It's human rights for everybody, there is no difference!
Live on and be yourself
When I was at church they taught me something else
If you preach hate at the service those words aren't anointed
That holy water that you soak in has been poisoned
When everyone else is more comfortable remaining voiceless
Rather than fighting for humans that have had their rights stolen
I might not be the same, but that's not important
No freedom till we're equal, damn right I support it

(I don't know)

And I can't change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
My love
My love
My love
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm

We press play, don't press pause
Progress, march on
With the veil over our eyes
We turn our back on the cause
Till the day that my uncles can be united by law
When kids are walking 'round the hallway plagued by pain in their heart
A world so hateful some would rather die than be who they are
And a certificate on paper isn't gonna solve it all
But it's a damn good place to start
No law is gonna change us
We have to change us
Whatever God you believe in
We come from the same one
Strip away the fear
Underneath it's all the same love
About time that we raised up

And I can't change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
And I can't change
Even if I try
Even if I wanted to
My love
My love
My love

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