Remember when Ellen DeGeneres wouldn’t talk about her sexuality? When a mere 13 years ago she played straight people in horrible movies? Well, look how times have changed! Yesterday she had her wife, Portia de Rossi, on her talk show for the first time ever. They hugged, they talked about their wedding and about living together as a married couple, they referred to each other as “my wife,” they said “I love you,” they even played a round of The Newlywed Game. It was all so average, romantically speaking, that you almost forgot they’re lesbians — we say “almost” because what made it extraordinary was the fact that this aired on national television in a country which shot down gay marriage more than once in the last election. But seeing this kind of thing on TV — two people, obviously in love, talking about who is the messier one — gives us hope for the future of gay marriage. Our culture can only have this kind of disconnect for so long. It’s just a matter a time before marriage is the right of everyone. Give it another 13 years and by then we will forget to notice the sexual orientation of two people in love.
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