'Til the day that my uncles can be united by law

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

Meaning

The term ‘uncles’ is often used in American families to describe gay male couples, usually as a means to explain them to the children of the family. He wants to live to see such couples get married.

Also, he is referring to his literal uncle John Haggerty, and his partner Sean, who are gay. They appear on the single cover for Same Love. He views his uncle’s longtime significant other also as an ‘uncle’ thus he uses the plural noun, ‘uncles’.

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