The 56th annual Grammy Awards definitely made history last night. But not because of who won an award or who didn't, it was because the awards show took the opportunity to put marriage equality center stage.
During a performance of Macklemore's "Same Love", Queen Latifah officiated a wedding ceremony for 33-couples who stood on the floor of the Staples Center, draped in their wedding day finest. A large portion of those 33 couples were same-sex couples.
Cue exploding heads of Conservatives...now.
This is definitely not the first time a Grammy's performance went political (see Bruce Springstein's "Bring 'Em Home" moment regarding the Iraq War at the 2006 Grammys, or the 2009 awards where President Obama won best spoken word album and right-wingers everywhere wept uncontrollably).
But forcing a real conversation about the issues of the day (ie. marriage equality) is kind of what good art is all about.
True that it doesn't get gayer than having Queen Latifah officiate your wedding while Madonna sings in the background, but at the end of the day when you see pictures of couples, gay and straight alike, you can't help but just feel happy that these brave people chose to put their love on display for all the world to see.
And if it changed only one mind, or opened it up a little more, then what a huge accomplishment.
If you were curious as to how the crazier side of society viewed last night's events, have a look below and be thankful that you aren't as filled with hate and vitrol as these gentlemen.