2014 Grammy Awards – Macklemore, Mary, Madonna and marriage

Mary Lambert and Madonna at 2014 Grammy Awards

So here’s how the moment went down on the Grammy’s tonight:

Queen Latifah introduced Macklemore & Ryan Lewis as they launched into their hit song “Same Love” at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. As the lyrics clearly state “No freedom till we’re equal, damn right I support it.”

Mary Lambert, who is featured in the song, joined Macklemore onstage.

Queen Latifah proceeded to officiate the marriages of 34 couples as Ryan Lewis and then Madonna walked out onstage as the 43-year-old actress screamed with excitement, “I now pronounce you married!”

Madonna begins singing her song “Open Your Heart,” as the newlywed couples – old, young gay, straight –  embraced and showed off their love for one another as they smiled and waved to the camera.

Madge dueted with Lambert as the moving performance came to a close.

Predictably, while love and commitment were being celebrated at the Grammys, some howling was heard from the right-wing wildcats.

Fox News Radio reporter Todd Starnes posted a rant of tweets condemning the ceremony:

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