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'Dancing with the Stars' Takes Marriage Equality Center Stage

'Dancing with the Stars' Takes Marriage Equality Center Stage

"Dancing with the Stars" Niecy Nash and Louis van Amstel performed the waltz Monday night, telling the story of an interracial couple in the 60's who could not get married. As they discussed same-sex marriage, the tears were real and the message was strong. "...yes we've come that far, but we're not there yet because same sex marriage isn't possible." "DWTS" is currently leading "American Idol" in the ratings. Watch the "Dancing with the Stars" Monday clip here.  

Dancing with the Stars comedian Niecy Nash and pro dancer Louis van Amstel performed the waltz Monday night, telling the story of an interracial couple in the 60's who could not get married.

"The story was about how far we've come as interracial couples, because that's what we are. But the underlying message was, yes we've come that far, but we're not there yet because same sex marriage isn't possible," Van Amstel said.

"She can get married, but I can't yet." 

While cameras rolled the dancing duo shined a light on the emotional toll that inequality has on a loved one that wants to marry his or her partner. 

The pair became highly emotional discussing the injustice surrounding same-sex marriage, sending a powerful message to viewers.

 

"I hear you. I'm still in that boat. So, we've come a long way, but you've got to help me fight my battle too," said openly gay Amstel.

"Everybody should be able to get married," added Nash.

Although the performance wasn't perfect, Nash said the couple achieved the evening's goal. "It was so full of emotion that it allowed me to forget some of my steps," she said. "But we definitely told our story."

Dancing with the Stars is currently leading American Idol in the ratings. Millions of Americans were able to hear about the importance of equality on Monday's show. 

Watch Niecy Nash and Louis van Amstel talk equality and same-sex marriage below:  

 

 

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