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Video: Portia de Rossi says sorry for ‘selfish’ gay marriage

Jessica Geen March 23, 2009

Lesbian actress Portia de Rossi has appeared in a short clip to send up opponents of gay marriage.

When she appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel show last Friday, the star, who married Ellen Degeneres last August, offered up a tongue-in-cheek public service announcement.

Standing in front of her wedding portrait, de Rossi said: “When I got married, all I was thinking about was my own joy at committing to my partner for the rest of my life. I didn’t think about all the people I was hurting by getting married. That was selfish.”

In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, de Rossi said she was unsure whether her own marriage could be overturned following the decision of Supreme Court judges on whether the proposition was valid and if the 18,000 same-sex couples who wed between May and November can remain legally married.

She added that she had cried when the initiative passed.

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