09/24/2008 at 05:00 AM EDT
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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