Ellen DeGeneres Thanks President Obama for Endorsing Same-Sex Marriage - Watch

Following President Obama’s historic endorsement of same-sex marriage Tuesday Ellen DeGeneres took a moment on her show to personally thank the President. “What an amazing day for our country,” Ellen said. “President Obama just came out in support of same-sex marriage and I say ‘wow’” Ellen, who famously married Portia de Rossi in 2008 during the window of about six months when same-sex marriage was legal in California, continued to praise the President.
By: Tracy E. Gilchrist
May 10 2012 1:25 PM

Following President Obama’s historic endorsement of same-sex marriage Tuesday Ellen DeGeneres took a moment on her show to personally thank the President.

“What an amazing day for our country,” Ellen said. “President Obama just came out in support of same-sex marriage and I say ‘wow’”

Ellen, who famously married Portia de Rossi in 2008 during the window of about six months when same-sex marriage was legal in California, continued to praise the President.  

There have been moments I history when someone had the courage to stand up for what they believe in, and that one action and that one action changes everything,” Ellen said.  “And I hope that this is one of those times.”

The studio audience cheered and finally gave a standing ovation as Ellen said, “It takes a brave man to take a stand like this, especially in an election year, so Mr. President, to you, I say ‘thank you very, very, very much.’”

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