Friday, December 4, 2009

VIDEO: Portia De Rossi v. Hassleback - The View Discussion on Marriage Equality

Hassleback: "Take men and women. Women want all the rights of men, but they’re not asking to be called men. Do you think…is the word [marriage] more important than the rights?”

De Rossi: “No, of course the word isn’t more important than the rights...Without the word, we don’t have equal rights…Every citizen of this country should have that legal right to be married...Marriage the word actually does mean something because people who see a gay coupling as a lesser thing in society can continue to [think] it’s lesser than marriage when really it’s the exact same thing. The exact same love, the exact same commitment, love of family.”

Wow. Honestly, I don't know much about Portia, but she was very eloquent and composed. Color me impressed.

H/T Lez Get Real


  1. This was lovely to see, she is a thoughtful and amazing woman. I wish her all the best in her marriage and I hope that her words will inspire other people to open their hearts and unite for marriage equality.

  2. I agree. A sharp contrast from her last appearance - saved by the fire bell!