Ellen Commends President Obama's Announcement in Support of Marriage Equality

Ellen DeGeneres today on her talk show thanked President Obama for his support of marriage equality.  Ellen, who married Portia de Rossi in 2008, has been a strong voice for marriage equality in recent years.  She invited Portia on her show to announce their engagement but also discuss their married life, sharing with American audiences across the country their love and happiness.

“There have been moments in history when someone has had the courage to stand up for what they believe in and that one action changes everything and I hope this is one of those times," she said to her cheering audience.  "It takes a brave man to take a stand like this, especially in an election year so mister President to you I say thank you very, very, very much." Watch the video below.

 The beloved television personality recently appeared at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles to open the show.  She talked about the recent steps made towards LGBT equality including marriage for gay and lesbian couples in several states.

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Today, GLAAD released a media guide for journalists covering stories related to LGBT nondiscrimination, in collaboration with a coalition of state and national LGBT advocacy organizations.