DeGeneres first started dating actress Portia de Rossi in 2004. The couple wed in 2008 during the four-month window gay marriage was legal in California. DeGeneres continues to advocate for marriage equality. She contributed $100,000 to oppose Prop. 8 when it was on the ballot in 2008, and in 2011 penned a letter along with Jane Lynch and Anne Hathaway asking President Obama to support same-sex marriage.
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