Ellen DeGeneres expressed her feelings over gay marriage ban in California as she revealed that she is “saddened beyond belief” by the passage of a constitutional amendment in California banning gay marriage.
The talk show host made a statement last Wednesday that she, “like millions of Americans, felt like we had taken a giant step toward equality” by electing Barack Obama as president.
Ellen DeGeneres mentioned that with the passage of California’s Proposition 8, “we took a giant step away.”
The “Finding Nemo” star wed actress Portia de Rossi in August, following a May Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in California.
She contributed $100,000 to fight the amendment on Tuesday’s ballot.
Ellen DeGeneres asserted that she will “continue to speak out for equality for all of us.”