Gayle King – Oprah Winfrey's gal pal – said Friday she likes a Massachusetts ruling against a federal gay marriage ban, gay blog Towleroad first reported.

“Can I just tell you, I like how they think in Boston,” King told listeners of The Gayle King Show, referring to a ruling handed down Thursday in Boston by U.S. District Court Judge Joseph L. Tauro that calls the federal government's gay marriage ban, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), unconstitutional.

King said the ruling translated to “they [the court] believe gay people should be able to be married,” then added, “I do too. In the world according to Gayle, I definitely do.”

She continued, saying she hoped the ruling would spark a competition among states to legalize gay marriage.

“It's sort of monkey see, monkey do,” she said. “I'm really hoping that that happens. I'm really, really hoping so.”

King also applauded Today Show executives for opening up their annual wedding contest to gay and lesbian couples.

Rumors that King and Winfrey share a romantic relationship were fanned with the April publication of Kitty Kelly's biography of the superstar, Oprah: A Biography.

In the book, Kelly quotes openly lesbian chat show host Rosie O'Donnell saying that the women “are the emotional equivalent of a gay couple.”

“I'm just saying,” she said. “Listen, if you ask me that's a gay couple.”