More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
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.
This month the United States Supreme Court will issue decisions on two cases critical to marriage equality. GLAAD is working with media outlets and couples around the country to push for marriage. Follow GLAAD for up to date news about the Supreme Court's decision at www.glaad.org/marriage