Comedian Wanda Sykes says her 2008 public declaration that she's gay shocked her.

Sykes, who came out gay in remarks during a demonstration against California's gay marriage ban, Proposition 8, said she had not consciously set out to publicly acknowledge her sexual orientation.

“I kind of shocked myself,” she said Thursday night on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight. “I was in the middle of it, and it was from anger.”

Sykes married her girlfriend Alex in 2008 before passage of Proposition 8. The next year, Alex gave birth to the couple's twins Olivia Lou and Lucas Claude. Sykes was previously married to record producer Dave Hall from 1991 to 1998.

The 47-year-old host of Fox's The Wanda Sykes Show reiterated that she believed being gay was harder than being Black in America.

“I believe that,” she told Morgan. “I'm not talking about the history of African-Americans. I'm talking about at this point right now.”

Sykes added that President Barack Obama was doing a “great job.”

“The thing is, people don't realize how screwed up the country was, you know?”

“He's a thinker. He's very thoughtful, and we're not used to that. We're used to fly-off-the-handle, crazy presidents. 'Let's just go blow stuff up,' you know?”