Ellen v. McCain On Gay Marriage

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Ellen DeGeneres tested her debate skills while hosting Republican John McCain on her talk show.

As we all know, Ellen’s planning on partaking in California’s gay marriage, which pits her against the Republican presidential hopeful, who’s staunchly against same-sex nuptials.

Describing their opposing positions as a “respectful disagreement,” McCain stresses that he’s totally for state-based arrangements allowing insurance rights and the such, but cannot and will not support gay marriage. Because, you know, that’s for men and women.

Ellen, meanwhile, attempts to appeal to McCain’s human side, but to no avail:

“We are all the same people, all of us. You’re no different than I am. Our love is the same,” she said. “When someone says, ‘You can have a contract, and you’ll still have insurance, and you’ll get all that,’ it sounds to me like saying, ‘Well, you can sit there, you just can’t sit there.’

“It feels like we are not, you know, we aren’t owed the same things and the same wording,” DeGeneres said.

McCain said he’s heard her “articulate that position in a very eloquent fashion. We just have a disagreement. And I, along with many, many others, wish you every happiness.”

It’s at this point that DeGeneres gives in, turning the interview, which airs today, to other matters. She does, however, offer one last word: “So, you’ll walk me down the aisle? Is that what you’re saying?” McCain laughs, but we’re sure he’s slowly simmering…