DeGeneres lauds court for taking on gay marriage

January 17, 2015 5:31 PM

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PASADENA, Calif. — Ellen DeGeneres was in the middle of promoting her new NBC comedy, One Big Happy, on Friday when she was told that the U.S. Supreme Court had just agreed to hear a case that will decide the issue of gay marriage nationwide.

"Yay! It's about time," said DeGeneres, a comedian and talk show host who made the groundbreaking decision in 1997 to come out as a lesbian while she was starring in a sitcom.

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