With Queen Latifah officiating, the diverse pairs – a mix of gay and straight, and a range of ages and races – wed Sunday night, serenaded by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who sang their hit “Same Love” with help from Mary Lambert and Trombone Shorty.
Afterward, Madonna stepped through a neon altar while dressed in a white suit to serenade the newlyweds (and the world) with a heartfelt rendition of her 1986 hit “Open Your Heart.”
“We are gathered here to celebrate love and harmony in every key and every color,” Queen Latifah declared before directing the couples to exchange rings while standing in the celebrity-packed audience. Many couples fought back tears as their unions became official.
Earlier Sunday, Lewis confirmed the weddings would take place at the awards show when he told the New York Times that the marriages “will be in our minds the ultimate statement of equality, that all the couples are entitled to the same exact thing.”
John Mayer, you’ve been warned.
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