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Ellen DeGeneres Slams Sarah Palin On Gay Marriage

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Ellen DeGeneres Slams Sarah Palin on Gay Marriage Ellen DeGeneres gave an emotional plea on behalf of gay marriage on her show Wednesday, and included remarks targeting Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin: "I don't know if you saw this, but vice presidential candidate, Governor Sarah Palin says she's that in favor of a federal ban on gay marriage," Ellen said. "Basically she wants to change the constitution. So if you're wondering, I'm sure you are, how I feel about this . . . I don't like it, I don't like it. I don't agree. Maybe it's because I'm gay that I think we should all be equal. But I feel that we're all equal."

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jj122 jj122 8 years
Love Ellen too!! So proud of her and glad to see she is really getting into the election like everyone else. Saw her today and it was the start of Game Week, so she was giving away Vizio TVs! Fabulous, wish I could be there.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
jenintx - I saw that Ellen show last week when Joe Biden was on too. I was really pleased that he said he vote No on Prop 8 too (if he could). I have to say that I am a Catholic (like Joe Biden) and both sides of my family are pretty religious, but not one of my family members said that they would Yes on Prop 8 because honestly, how is it going to harm us? I would prefer if "civil unions" was the term used, but it doesn't really matter to me either way.
jenintx jenintx 8 years
I'm not as up-to-date on my Bible as I should be, but there were people in the old testament who were polygamists. Jacob, Abram, Esau, (all in Genesis) etc...and that's not even counting concubines. So to those who argue that gay marriage will serve as a gateway for polygamy, does that make polygamy right? Or even more acceptable than gay marriage? I agree about Ellen. She's fantastic. When Joe Biden was on her show...last week, I think, she asked him how he felt about Prop 8. He said he was against it and received a rousing applause from her audience.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 8 years
OJ SIMPSON can get married! TS: But WHY can't gay people get married? Response: Because. And I agree with the polygamy, I just hate when it's brought up. I think maybe the best argument against polygamy might be- hey it would be hard to figure out insurance/401k benefits, but it could be done. As far as morality goes, as long as it's not a marriage that will subjugate women I am a-ok with it. I've watched enough Oprah/Tyra clips on polyamorous relationships to see that it's at least a real thing, even if I don't get it. But this isn't about polygamy! It's about the fact that you want to allow or deny someone to getting married based on whether the person has a penis. Seriously, if Ellen had a penis, she'd be more qualified to marry Portia. OJ Simpson can marry Ellen Degeneres, and her girlfriend can't. Ack!
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
Flags, banners and tapestries. Equal rights for all!
CHOOCHOO CHOOCHOO 8 years
Oh, great! Now you want to let flags get married. Lovely! ;-)
True-Song True-Song 8 years
Ugh. My comment just got flagged because I used a word that rhymes with flag that describes gay men. But they gist is, why does she think states should be able to decide on abortion but the federal government should ban gay marriage? Isn't she a self-proclaimed champion of states' rights? If one of those two issues is going to be important enough to override the rights of states, shouldn't it be killing babied instead of "flags" getting hitched?
True-Song True-Song 8 years
Agreed, juju. Palin wants to say abortion is an issue that should be left to the states, but she wants a federal ban on gay marriage? First of all, she's contradicting her own stance on states' rights. Second of all, if one is so important that it overrides the importance of states' rights, wouldn't you think she'd pick killing babies over fags getting hitched?
juju4 juju4 8 years
It has never made sense to me that some of those that are looking for "small government" and "less government" want to interfere in a person's sexual habits and personal feelings. The gender of the person I love and want to form a union with has nothing to do with the government. I don't think the government could come up with a more intrusive action than to dictate my personal relationships in such a way. I have said it before as well, but I am also strongly against the government making laws on the basis of morality. I don't feel that laws are in place to enforce morality, ESPECIALLY a morality that is based on a particular religious belief. The laws are in place to protect our conflicting rights so that one can have as many rights as possible without infringing on a fellow citizen. I think marriage is a beautiful thing, and to my husband and I it is a spiritual thing (but not in a Christian way). However, to the state it is nothing more than a contract (and we got a license at the Office of the Deeds). It says we can share property, he is my beneficiary on my 401(k) and life insurance policy, he can be a dependent on my insurance, he can come to the ICU when I am dying, things that we purchased together will be his if I pass away. Those are the rights that all couples should have if they chose to make a commitment to each other.
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
"And honestly, so what if polygamists can get married? In the whole of human history, polygamy has been the most common form of marriage. I get so fed up when people say, "historically it's been one man and one woman," because it's total bullsh*t. Another fun fact, marriage as an institution of love and romance is a relatively new concept. If we want to stick to our historical construct of marriage, we should start trading women for livestock or to establish alliances." True, True. What is the big deal? How does polygamy being legal devalue marriage? You would think what straight couples have done to the institution over the years has devalued it. Look at the divorce rate! I actually know women who have gotten married, been unsure of their chosen mate and before they walked down the aisle, they said, "well I could always get divorced." But their marriage is sacred. :oy:
True-Song True-Song 8 years
But why? Why, why, why? My ideal situtation would be that marriage would be solely a government thing, and if you want a religious wedding, great! But it doesn't count for the government. Call it binding or something. This is all so ridiculous. Marriage is the most ridiculous thing. First we didn't let women choose who they marry, then we didn't let black people get married at all, then they could only marry each other, and now we won't let gay people get married. It's a fucked up thing. Always has been.
chancleta chancleta 8 years
I agree with prncssann1. I don't agree with gay marriage. I'd be ok with a domestic partnership if I thought it would end there.
True-Song True-Song 8 years
No one has ever, ever, ever given me one good reason why gay people shouldn't be allowed to get married. And honestly, so what if polygamists can get married? In the whole of human history, polygamy has been the most common form of marriage. I get so fed up when people say, "historically it's been one man and one woman," because it's total bullshit. Another fun fact, marriage as an institution of love and romance is a relatively new concept. If we want to stick to our historical construct of marriage, we should start trading women for livestock or to establish alliances.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 8 years
A baby-stealing, flag-burning, socialist, neo-Nazi, seal-clubber could get married in America, and ELLEN COULDN'T (well except for the temporary bout of sanity in Cali). Why yes, I'm still up writing this stupid memo...
sw33tlovin sw33tlovin 8 years
one of my favorite things that ellen said was "i think we're all equal." simple & straight to the point. i just don't understand why a gay or lesbian marriage is any less sacred than a marriage between a man and woman. society is always painting these limited perceptions about ppl, wanting to label, stereotype them and put them in a certain group. ppl are more complicated than that & it's a sad thing how so many ppl can't see that. & how is it right for anyone to tell someone they can't get married based on a belief system they don't follow? give me a break. anyways, i love ellen and her show.
karenpanna karenpanna 8 years
Can we just elect Ellen for president? She's far more charismatic and I think more politicians need a sense of humor! ;) Kudos to her for laying it out there without blowing a gasket.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 8 years
You could be a pedophile, rapist, 7 times divorced, wife-killing, death row convict and get married. Okay, okay...I'm up late writing a paper, and these are the things I think of.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
Prncssann1 for all your paragraphs of talk you still haven't said why you don't think gay people, such a my-awesome-self, should be allowed to marry. I would interested in hearing a nonreligious answer. I say nonreligious, not because I hate whatever religion you may or may not be, but because I assume your taking the separation of church and state in you answer.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 8 years
em is straight prncssann...not that I think it should matter, but clearly it does to you.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 8 years
Kas- you thought of some really good examples! Spousal abusers is another obvious one to add to the list. Also, 80 year old Hugh Hefner could marry one of his 18 year old girlfriends. In Vegas, after knowing each other for an hour.
prncssann1 prncssann1 8 years
Thanks em, for your respectful and pleasant response. I think it's very important for people to always show respect for one another, even when their views are different. And I haven't felt insulted on this thread, which is unusual. Normally when I post my opinion I end up feeling like Elisabeth Hasselbeck on the view :). And I want to say that even though I can't honestly say that I hope you'll be able to marry, I can honestly tell you that I hope that you and your partner enjoy a long and happy life together. I think every human being deserves that.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
Errrr...DOESN'T pass. Jeez. I'm gonna quit while I'm ahead.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
If prop 8 passes! :fingerscrossed:
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
I'm really not sure where my fingers were going with that :) Like I said, it's been a long day!
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
"Yes, they can. And hopefully, someday, they'll be able to marry each other." :rotfl:
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