Ellen Writes Brief to the Supreme Court, Continues to be Perfect Human

Gabrielle’s Team Pick

Ellen Degeneres wrote an earnest, funny, touching and oh so sweet brief to the Supreme Court about gay marriage on her blog, and if you haven’t read it yet it’s about to make your day.

that striped shirt really makes your eyes pop, ellen

that striped shirt really makes your eyes pop, ellen

The letter begins, “California’s Proposition 8 is headed to the Supreme Court. Hundreds of companies and families as well as Republicans are submitting briefs urging the 9 judges to allow gay people to marry. I thought that was ridiculous. Why would judges want all of that underwear?” So obviously this means that Ellen reads Autostraddle and is celebrating Underwear Week with us! Right?

She goes on to discuss her own coming out and her super happy marriage to Portia, urging the Supreme Court to do the right thing and “let everyone enjoy the same rights.” Through classic Ellen jokes alternating with classic Ellen tenderness, this letter is just the kind of argument from a high profile celeb that I’d like to see more of. Especially the part where she attributes “We’re here, we’re queer, get over it” to Benjamin Franklin. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry. You’ll wish you were Portia.

You can read the full letter on Ellen’s blog.

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    Let’s all take some time to remember a) how much better America is now w/r/t gays than it was fifteen years ago and b) the degree to which Ellen D is personally responsible for those changes

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    Screw wanting to be Portia, I want to be Ellen! She’s an awesome human being with a really hot wife who is also awesome! (Plus I wouldn’t have to give up my delicious omnivorous lifestyle to be Ellen like I would if I were Portia).

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