Published: Fri, September 29, 2017
Worldwide | By Sean Reid

Macklemore's going to sing 'Same Love' no matter what rugby fans think

Macklemore's going to sing 'Same Love' no matter what rugby fans think

His remarks add to the ongoing war of words between the "yes" and "no" camps ahead of a national survey on whether Australia should legalise same-sex marriage.

"We have seen political correctness run riot on a whole host of issues, but this is the first time that the Australian public have been asked to cast their verdict on all of these developments", he said.

Mr Abbott also retweeted a petition that is attempting to ban Macklemore from performing.

"When people go to the grand final this weekend, all they really want to do is watch the footy".

The whole team agreed Macklemore's hit Same Love is "a song about basic human rights" and Gussy reckoned all the complainers coming forward was just totally unnecessary. Today I think there is a petition to ban me from playing.

Opinion polls have suggested a majority of Australians support same-sex marriage.

But during an appearance on radio station Power 106, Macklemore promised to "go harder" in the face of opposition.

The petition has attracted more than 7000 signatures, but the NRL has stood firm, confirming Macklemore will still be performing the song on Sunday.

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'I thought Mr Abbott believed in freedom of speech'.

Macklemore himself has responded to Tony's attack saying, he's going to "go harder".

In the recorded message, he says same-sex marriage is a recipe for division and would remove gender from all areas of society including schools.

Good on him for doubling down and referring to Abbott et "angry old white dudes".

Donald Trump has been at the centre of a similar political fight in the United States as athletes protest the deaths of African-Americans by refusing to stand for the national anthem.

The AFL has also encountered blowback for its long-standing support for marriage equality, with commentators and some Coalition MPs upset over a decision to temporarily replace the logo outside its Melbourne headquarters with a "yes" sign.

His four-track set will include Same Love, which was adopted as an unofficial anthem for American same-sex marriage supporters.

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