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Thu 18 Nov, 2010
By Sam Bristowe

I'm a little bit disappointed with the new Prime Minister. I'm hoping that Australia will be a leader on this

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Australian born Portia De Rossi and wife to comedian Ellen DeGeneres has slammed her native lands Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, for her stance on gay marriage.

Rossi, who has starred in shows such as Ally McBeal and Arrested Development, married her partner Ellen DeGeneres in 2008 at a secret ceremony in California.

The lesbian actress has lashed out at PM Gillard following the news that her and her party, The Australian Labor Government, are refusing to back the gay marriage bid which has been put forward but the Greens and has had widespread public support.

Speaking to Australian radio station 702 ABC Sydney she discussed her disappointment at Australia not being a leader in equal rights around the world.

According she said: "I always thought Australia would pass this equal rights law long before America would."

"I'm a little bit disappointed with the new Prime Minister. I'm hoping that Australia will be a leader on this."

Now residing in California she spoke about the situation there as the Prop 8 argument continues.

"We're kind of in a bit of a stalemate here too,"

"Marriage in California was only legal for I believe about six or seven months, so while Ellen and I are still legally married, gay couples can't marry here at this moment."


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