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Portia de Rossi tells “The View” about marriage, coming out lesbian in Hollywood [video]

”I think that you have to be married to know how different it is than just being together with someone…. It feels like a very relaxing, calming thing…. Because of that commitment, I just feel like we’re more of a team. More kind of working for the common goal of us…. No of course the word [marriage] is not more important than the rights, but without the word, we don’t have equal rights because everybody is allowed to be married.”

Actress Portia de Rossi, of “Better Off Ted” and “Nip/Tuck,” speaking with ”The View” about being married and her coming out process in Hollywood. Elizabeth Hasselback, the consistently conservative voice of the panel, used a bizarre analogy of gays insisting on the word “marriage” to women wanting to be called “men” so they could have equal rights. (The View)

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