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Ellen Takes to
Her Blog to Fight Prop. 8

Ellen Takes to
Her Blog to Fight Prop. 8

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There is no doubt that after her recent marriage to Portia de Rossi, Ellen DeGeneres is vehemently opposed to California's Proposition 8, which seeks to invalidate the state's recently legalized same-sex marriages. Now the talk show host has made one of her first public statements against the proposition with a blog posting on her official website.

There is no doubt that after her recent marriage to Portia de Rossi, Ellen DeGeneres is vehemently opposed to California's Proposition 8, which seeks to invalidate the state's recently legalized same-sex marriages. But it wasn't until the blog posting September 24 that she made her "Political Point" clear.

"There's a California proposition on the ballot that's a little confusing.... It's called 'The California Marriage Protection Act' -- but don't let the name fool you," she wrote under the heading "My Political Point ... and I Do Have One." "It's not protecting anyone's marriage. Not yours. Not mine."

Adding her signature comedic style to the blog, DeGeneres likened Prop. 8's confusing wording to that of deciding on dessert.

"The wording of Prop. 8 is tricky. It's like if someone asked you, 'You don't want dessert, right?' But you do want dessert, so you say yes, which really means you don't want dessert. And if you say no, which means you do want dessert -- it sounds like you don't. Either way, you don't get what you want. See -- confusing. Just like Prop. 8."

DeGeneres and De Rossi, who have been together four years, were married in an intimate ceremony at their Beverly Hills home in August. Since their wedding, Hollywood heavyweights have begun to speak out against Prop. 8. Brad Pitt and Steven Spielberg have each donated $100,000 to the No on 8 campaign, but several gay bloggers posed the question "Where's Ellen's donation?"

DeGeneres ends with a plea to fans to vote no on the ballot measure so she doesn't have to return all her wedding gifts.

"So, in case I haven't made myself clear, I'm FOR gay marriage. And in order to protect that right -- please VOTE NO on Proposition 8. And now that you're informed, spread the word. I'm begging you. I can't return the wedding gifts -- I love my new toaster." (Kandice Day, The Advocate)

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