Ellen DeGeneres Sends Sarah Palin Message About Proposition 8

October 23, 2008 03:39:35 GMT

During her Wednesday edition of 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show', the talk host said that she dislikes Sarah Palin's attempt to change California's constitution on same sex marriage.

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Ellen DeGeneres' fierce battle against Proposition 8 transcends to her talk show "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Wednesday, October 22 when she attacks Vice President nominee Sarah Palin for being pro. The openly lesbian 50-year-old delivers a message to Palin, saying that she doesn't like the idea of Palin changing the constitution.

"Vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin says she's in favor of a federal ban on gay marriage. (She) basically wants to change the constitution," DeGeneres says. "So if you're wondering - I'm sure you are - how I feel about this, I don't like it. I don't agree. Maybe it's because I'm gay that I think we should all be equal, but I feel that we're all equal."

DeGeneres who married long-time girlfriend Portia De Rossi in August this year, continued "I don't know what people are scared of. Maybe they think that their children will be influenced. I gotta say I was raised by two heterosexuals. I was surrounded by heterosexuals - just everywhere I looked, heterosexuals - and they did not influence...I mean I dabbled in high school, who didn't? Everyone dabbled, ya know?"

Delivering the punch line, Ellen said "People are gonna be who they're gonna be, and we need to learn to love them for who they are and let them love who they want to love."

On Monday, October 20, Ellen welcomed Palin's presidential rival Joe Bidden to the show upon which, Biden communicated his view on Proposition 8. The Democratic senator called Proposition 8 "regressive" and "unfair" and then said, "If I lived in California, I would clearly vote against Prop 8."

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posted by DZProspect on Nov 15, 2008
Hey DallasDeckard - Maybe you should check your facts before commenting. Anne Heche and Ellen broke up in 2000. That is QUITE a while ago. As for the purpose of this article - Prop 8!! It is really sad that our goverment should have any interest or any say in who I love and want to spend my life with. Our goverment was established to protect our rights - Not limit them. Our goverment needs to refocus on the real issues - Getting our service people home and our economy!!! Finally - For a 501c3 church to openly speak out, or organize in opposition to, anything that the government declares legal, jeopardizes its tax exempt status. You can help by going to the IRS site and filing a Tax-Exempt Organization Complaint. Please open form 13909, fill out, and email or print and send regular mail back to the IRS. Have a great day!!
posted by DallasDeckard on Nov 11, 2008
I chuckled when I read "...DeGeneres who married long-time girlfriend Portia De Rossi". "Longtime", huh? That's funny, because I remember her being with Anne Heche just a few years ago. I guess in Hollywood now anything over a couple years is "longtime". I've been married through about six of Ellen's relationships, I guess you'd call my marriage "Jurassic time". ;-)
posted by merr on Nov 02, 2008
When I saw the words "Ellen attacked Sarah Palin," it really got my attention. I have been watching Ellen for the entire time she has been a "personality" on TV and I have never ever heard her ATTACK anyone. I saw this show and would never have considered her attacking Sarah Palin. In fact, she put her usual comedic spin on the idea that she could "influence" others to be gay just like her "hetero" parents and school friends could have made her hetero. She said - "we are who we are" and wonders why that should be threatening to anyone else's way of thinking. It isn't like a cold virus - you can't catch it. So, why so much fear?

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