Hi, I’m Portia De Rossi. When I got married, all I was thinking about was my own joy at committing to love 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. So, I want to apologise to all those people whose lives have been affected by me getting married.
To Elaine Suttler, who suffered painful and debilitating paper cuts from holding up her simple message of intolerance. To Amanda Mulch, who came down with pneumonia while protesting my marriage in the rain. To George Binder, whose mind was so tragically blown by the idea of gays getting married he has to spend the rest of his life wearing this hat. To Buddy the dog, who was forced to wear this ridiculous sign, even though he himself is gay.
Thanks to Proposition 8, good people and animals like these will never again be subjected to the horrors of gay people getting married. But for me, it’s too late. I know there is no way I can make up for the pain I have caused. All I can say is: I’m sorry.