With a veil over our eyes, we turn our back on the cause

from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (Ft. Macklemore & Mary Lambert) – Same Love Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

People tend to turn a blind eye to gay rights issues. Doing nothing is just as bad as being anti gay. Macklemore says we turn our backs to the causes of gay rights and pretend its not happening, but it is.

The use of the word “veil”, the article of clothing worn by women during weddings, also suggests that we are blind to the situation that gay/lesbian couples face today because we ourselves are allowed the very right of marriage that they are denied.

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