Out daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres on Friday responded to the announcement that the Supreme Court will take up four cases challenging gay marriage bans.

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“Yea!” DeGeneres said during a Q&A session at the Winter TV Press Tour where she was promoting her new NBC gay-inclusive comedy One Big Happy. “It’s about time.”

“The thing that changed the civil rights movement was when white people got involved and started marching. We need everyone on our side. We're kind of trying to do this march, and we need people that believe in equality and believe in fairness and love. If we have people that will join us and give us that, which is only fair to have the same rights as everybody else, then it's a wonderful world,” she added.

DeGeneres married actress Portia de Rossi (Arrested Development, Ally McBeal) in 2008 in California.

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