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Gay-Marriage Ban: Takei Astounded by California Vote, DeGeneres "Saddened Beyond Belief"

George Takei, Ellen DeGeneres

The vote to ban gay marriage in California disappointed Star Trek alum George Takei and many other who seized the chance to tie the knot earlier this year when the state's highest court ruled such nuptials were legal.

Takei — who made Brad Altman his husband in September —was quick to weigh in on unofficial results that showed voters on Tuesday approved the constitutional ban known as Proposition 8.

"It was astounding to think that the hard-won equality that made my recent marriage to Brad Altman [possible] would no longer be possible for others," Takei told UsMagazine.com.

Ellen DeGeneres, who in August exchanged vows with actress Portia de Rossi, at first declined to comment on the outcome ... read more

Ellen and Portia's Wedding Pic Sneak Peek

If your invitation to the DeGeneres-de Rossi wedding got lost in the mail like ours, don't fret — a slew of photos of the newlyweds' joyous day will be featured in People's upcoming issue with the lovebirds on the cover. Get a sneak peek of Portia looking like a princess in a floor-length gown and Ellen looking just as radiant in a matching vested pantsuit before the issue hits newsstands Friday. read more

DeGeneres and de Rossi Wed in Intimate Ceremony

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi by Michael Caulfield/WireImage.com

Here come the brides!Daytime talk show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres and Australian actress Portia de Rossi tied the knot Saturday night, People reports. According to a statement from the couple's spokesperson, the "intimate" ceremony was held at the couple's Los Angeles home and was attended by 19 guests, including DeGeneres' and de Rossi's mothers. The couple, who have been dating since December 2004, exchanged handwritten vows and rings by Neil Lane. DeGeneres announced the couple's plans to wed on her talk show in May after California's Supreme Court ruled that a previous ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional. — Adam BryantPOLL: Should gay marriage be legalized nationwide? Vote here.Related:• Reports: Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi to Wed This Weekend• Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi to Get De Married read more

Reports: Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi to Wed This Weekend

Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images

Ellen DeGeneres and fiancée Portia de Rossi will tie the knot this weekend, multiple sources have confirmed.The two will exchange vows on Saturday in an intimate ceremony in Los Angeles, Us Weekly reports.How intimate? Only 20 people were invited, according to The New York Post."Their wedding is definitely happening," a source told the Post. "Portia is wearing a flowing, form-fitting dress by Zac Posen."The longtime couple announced their plans to wed in May, shortly after California's Supreme Court lifted the ban on gay marriage, stating that people have a fundamental "right to marry" whomever they choose.DeGeneres, 50, made the announcement on her daytime talk show."I'm very excited," she told her audience.The comedienne and de Rossi, 35, began dating in December 2004. read more

Ellen Gives Portia Wedding Bling

Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres by Raul R. Rubiera/WireImage.com

Ellen DeGeneres and fiancé Portia de Rossi glowed as they walked the red carpet at the 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Friday — and not just because they're about to tie the knot. Portia was sporting some serious bling in the form of a beautiful marquis cut diamond, set with pink diamonds from famed jeweler Neil Lane on her ring finger.The couple "have set a date," reports People , and though Degeneres isn't spilling any of the intimate details, she says "incredible people" would be performing at their dream nuptials. Fans, who may remember Ellen announcing her and de Rossi's engagement on her show in May, will also be treated to footage from the couple's special day. The event is surely to be star-studded, considering the host is tight buds with the likes of Justin Timberlake, Oprah and... well, everyone in the biz. Guess my invite got "lost in the mail?" — Erin FoxRelated• Ellen and McCain Spar over Gay Marriage• Ellen Is Getting Married!• Use Our... read more

McCain and Ellen Spar Over Gay Marriage

John McCain made a visit to Thursday's Ellen show, during which he made it clear that he's against gay marriage — even hers. DeGeneres announced last week her plans to marry her girlfriend, Portia de Rossi, following a new California law allowing gay unions. Diving into what Ellen termed "the elephant in the room," McCain said — in a decidedly understated voice — "I just believe in the unique status of marriage between man and woman." DeGeneres responded, "It just feels like there is this old way of thinking that we are not all the same. We are all the same people, all of us. You're no different than I am. Our love is the same." As the audience cheered, McCain said, "We just have a disagreement. I, along with many, many others, wish you every happiness." Ellen replied, "So you'll walk me down the aisle?" Check out their chat:While McCain probably won't be taking her up on that joking suggestion, it was impressive to see a candid dialogue on the subject, free from the ... read more

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi to Get De Married

Ellen DeGeneres and her longtime girlfriend, actress Portia de Rossi, plan to get married, according to the AP.The talk-show host made the announcement during a taping of her show Thursday, at which De Rossi was in the audience. Ellen's audience cheered the couple's happy news, which comes right on the heels of the California Supreme Court's ruling in favor of same-sex marriage.Will yesterday's ruling prompt other gay celebrity couples to head down the aisle? Cynthia Nixon, book your flight now! — Mickey O'Connor read more

Ellen Is Getting Married!

After California Supreme Court turned over a ban on gay marriage last week, Ellen made a big announcement on her show (set to air today). The talk show host and her long-time girlfriend Portia de Rossi have decided to get married! Both Ellen and her bride-to-be (seated in the audience) were absolutely glowing after sharing the news, which garnered the couple a standing ovation from her fans. Aww! read more

Pilot News: Portia de Rossi Is Feeling Funny

Portia de Rossi by Dimitrios Kambouris/ WireImage.com

Arrested Development alum and recent Nip/Tuck player Portia de Rossi has been cast in ABC's untitled comedy pilot from Victor Fresco (My Name Is Earl, Andy Richter Controls the Universe).The single-camera workplace comedy revolves around a moral guy striving to do the right things in an amoral world. (Good luck with that, brother.) De Rossi would play, I dunno, someone blonde and hot. — MWM read more

Celebs Speak Out on Hate

In a recent video created for Logo, T.R. Knight, Janet Jackson and Ashanti are among the many celebs showing their support in a new anti-hate video, shortly after the much scrutinized murder of Lawrence King. King, only 15 years old, was found dead last month after a student allegedly shot him because he was gay.Your take: What are your thoughts on the PSA created in honor of Lawrence King? read more

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