Ellen DeGeneres Defends the Right to Gay Marriage

09/24/2008 at 06:20 AM EDT

Ellen DeGeneres Defends the Right to Gay Marriage
Ellen DeGeneres
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Given her recent high-style nuptials to Portia de Rossi, it's no surprise that Ellen DeGeneres has come out against Proposition 8, the controversial California ballot initiative seeking to ban gay unions.

Describing the wording of Prop 8 as "tricky," the comedienne took to her blog to encourage her fans to vote against it.

"There's a California Proposition on the ballot that's a little confusing .... It's called, 'The California Marriage Protection Act' – but don't let the name fool you," she wrote. "It's not protecting anyone's marriage. Not yours. Not mine."

Of course, DeGeneres has a personal stake in the outcome. "I can't return the wedding gifts," she quipped. "I love my new toaster."

Earlier this month, both Brad Pitt and Steven Spielberg donated $100,000 to fight the proposition.
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