Ellen's Thoughts on Outcome of Prop 8

November 6, 2008 By:
Ellen's Thoughts on Outcome of Prop 8

Ellen Degeneres has expressed her feelings about the California ban on same-sex marriages and obviously she's not happy about it. Ellen released a statement on her show's website discussing her disbelief but also staying optimistic for the future.

Read the statement below:

Watching the returns on election night was an amazing experience. Barack Obama is our new president. Change is here. I, like millions of Americans, felt like we had taken a giant step towards equality. We were watching history.

This morning, 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 toward equality 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.