Mississippi recently signed an anti-LGBT law that will allow people, based off their “religious” beliefs, to “deny LGBT people marriage, adoption or foster care services, refuse to employ them, and decline to rent or sell them property.”
Yesterday, Ellen decided to address the law in her opening monologue. “This is not politics, this is human rights,” she said.
After going over the law and what it stipulates, Ellen said, “That is the definition of discrimination. It is also something the Supreme Court already ruled on when they made marriage a right for everyone — everyone.”
Ellen grew up in Louisiana and visited Mississippi when she was a child. She shares how she was fired for being gay but ends with, “but look at me now,” which was followed by applause and cheers.
Though this was a serious topic, Ellen does add a bit of her “Ellenish” humor when she said, “I can buy that governor’s mansion, flip it, and make a $7 million profit.”
She ends with, “I advocate for more love, less hate,” reminding us that we are more similar than we are alike.