Not content to merely be a spokesperson for girls fighting eating disorders, Portia DeGeneres is now going after anti-gay politicians. Well, foreign ones at least.
“I always thought Australia would pass this equal rights law long before America would,” says Portia, who is legally married to wife Ellen. “I’m a little bit disappointed with the new Prime Minister. I’m hoping that Australia will be a leader on this.” The remarks came during an Australian radio interview to promote her book Unbearable Lightness.
“We’re kind of in a bit of a stalemate here too,” Portia, who was born in Australia (and gave up her name Amanda Lee Rogers at age 15), added. “Marriage in California was only legal for I believe about six or seven months, so while Ellen and I are still legally married, gay couples can’t marry here at this moment.”
But Portia appears to be practicing her own form of discrimination: While she’s eager to get press for her book, she’s reportedly unwilling to let any male reporters interview her. A morning television anchor and two male radio hosts have been rebuffed.