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We Dare You Not To Smile As Kesha Officiates A Same-Sex Wedding In Her New Music Video

It's part of the "Universal Love" album.

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"You should be able to love whoever you want to love," Kesha says at the start of her new music video for "I Need a Woman to Love." The track is part of a new album called Universal Love, which features artists such as Bob Dylan and St. Vincent turning classic love songs into LGBTQ wedding tunes.

Kesha's contribution is a new take on "I Need a Man to Love" by Janis Joplin, and for the music video, she traveled to Las Vegas to officiate a wedding for Dani and Lindsay, two fans who saw Kesha perform at Pride in 2015. They get emotional remembering how she defied the anti-LGBTQ protesters who were present, telling the crowd, "In here, it's all love."

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According to Billboard, the couple was chosen after they shared a video about their excitement to get married in Las Vegas. The ceremony took place at the Bellagio on March 26, the anniversary of the first marriage license ever issued to a same-sex couple in the United States. As Kesha shares in the video, this was her third time officiating a same-sex wedding.

"The fact that I would just play a show, and there'd be two people there that I've never met, and now I'm marrying them today is just kind of a head-fuck," Kesha says in the video. "But it's amazing." During the ceremony, she shared what the couple loves about each other before they read their vows aloud. 

Check out the full video below:

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