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