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Ellen DeGeneres announces plans to get married after yesterday’s court ruling.

By Amanda Terkel  

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Today, on her talk show, host Ellen DeGeneres applauded the California Supreme Court’s ruling striking down the state’s ban on gay marriage and announced that she would be wedding her longtime girlfriend, actress Portia de Rossi:

This is very exciting, I have to say. Yesterday, the California Supreme Court overturned the ban on gay marriage. So I would like to say right now, for the first time, I am announcing that I am getting married. [...]

I’m so excited. It’s something that we’ve, of course, wanted to do, and we’ve wanted to be legal, and we’re very very excited.

The audience gave her and de Rossi, who was also present, a long, standing ovation. Watch it:

The Advocate (via Perez Hilton) has more reactions on yesterday’s ruling from prominent members of the LGBT community.

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