“When it was clear that Proposition 8 had passed in California, I can’t explain the feeling I had. I was saddened beyond belief. Here we just had a giant step towards equality [with the election of Barack Obama as the nation’s first African-American president], and then on the very next day, we took a giant step away. I believe one day a ban on gay marriage’ will sound totally ridiculous. In the meantime, I will continue to speak out for equality for all of us.â€
Ellen DeGeneres and her partner, Portia De Rossi, were married in a very small and private wedding last August 2008.