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Ellen DeGeneres Files Her Own Gay Marriage “Brief” To The Supreme Court

ellen_degeneres-portia-de-rossi-300x300Republicans, corporations and even President Obama have all filed briefs urging the Supreme Court to strike down Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. Daytime diva and noted homosexual Ellen DeGeneres added her voice to the multitude via her blog:

Portia and I have been married for 4 years and they have been the happiest of my life. And in those 4 years, I don’t think we hurt anyone else’s marriage. I asked all of my neighbors and they say they’re fine.

But even though Portia and I got married in the short period of time when it was legal in California, there are 1,138 federal rights for married couples that we don’t have, including some that protect married people from losing their homes, or their savings or custody of their children.

The truth is, Portia and I aren’t as different from you as you might think. We’re just trying to find happiness in the bodies and minds we were given, like everyone else…

In the words of Benjamin Franklin, “We’re here, we’re queer, get over it.” And there’s another famous quote that says “A society is judged by how it treats its weakest members.” I couldn’t agree with that more. No one’s really sure who said it first, so if anyone asks, tell them I said it.

I hope the Supreme Court will do the right thing, and let everyone enjoy the same rights. It’s going to help keep families together. It’s going to make kids feel better about who they are. And it is time.

Ellen notes that Ben Franklin actually never advocated for the rights of queer people since he and the other Founding Fathers were probably too  busy powdering their wigs.

    • BlokeToys

      Why can’t we have an out and proud funny person on the TV in the UK making life better? I’m so jealous of you Americans! Give her to us on loan for a couple of years or something, won’t you?

      Mar 1, 2013 at 4:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BobBrown

      O.K….. who did you steal Degenerosity from? funny…

      And are we of the gay persuasion now referring to our fellows as “noted homosexuals?”

      way to funny…….

      Mar 1, 2013 at 4:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dionte

      Lol, this country was founded by men in drag, i love her.

      Mar 1, 2013 at 10:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bigomega73

      Of course you do (or did)! Ever heard of Julian Clary? They still don’t have anything even close to rivaling Sticky Moments in the US. And that was in the early 90’s! Can you imagine getting straight American men to sing a raunchy song about eating a sailor’s Polish sausage on US TV? Not for another 5 years at least

      Mar 2, 2013 at 1:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo

      @bigomega73: He did say funny in his defense. Clary is the height of kitsch pandering tedium.

      Mar 2, 2013 at 6:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dab822

      graham norton? even though he isn’t funny!

      Apr 1, 2013 at 5:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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