BRITISH singer Sam Smith’s new music video clip for his latest single Lay Me Down is making waves on social media for its depiction of a gay marriage in a church.

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The Grammy nominee’s Lay Me Down clip, which was unveiled yesterday as the latest single from his debut album In the Lonely Hour, was filmed in a parish church in suburban London. It depicts a funeral as Smith sings about his longing for a loved one and eventually turns into a gay marriage — a situation that goes against the Church of England’s stance on same-sex marriages.

Upon its release, Smith posted the following message on his Facebook page:

“This song holds a very dear place in my heart. With this video myself and Ryan Hope the director have decided to make a statement and showcase something we passionately believe in. This video shows my dreams that one day gay men and women and transgendered men and women all over the world, like all our straight families and friends, will be able to get married under any roof, in any city, in any town, in any village, in any country.”

Watch the video:

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