Ellen DeGeneres

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Ellen DeGeneres is an American television host, comedian, and actress born in 1958 in Metairie, Louisiana. She is the host of the syndicated talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Previously, she was the star of the comedy show Ellen. During her career, DeGeneres has earned 14 People’s Choice Awards as well as 13 Emmy Awards. She came out as a lesbian in 1997 on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is married to actress Portia de Rossi.

16 Jan, 2015

Supreme Court decision response

Makes Statement

DeGeneres speaks out in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to hear cases on same-sex marriage from Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee.

That’s fantastic. It’s about time. It’s funny. I don’t know if you’ve seen the movie Selma, but the thing that changed the civil rights movement is when white people got involved and started marching, because until then, it was just nothing but violence and disaster, and it continued to be for a while. We need everyone on our side. We’re kind of trying to do this march, and we just need people that believe in equality and believe in fairness and love. So if we have people that will join us and give us that, which is only fair to have the same rights that everybody else has, then it’s a wonderful world.

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