Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres to Wed

 - Aug 16, 2008
References: news.au
Portia de Rossi and her long-term partner Ellen DeGeneres have been talking marriage for a long time now, but with the continuous legal issues regarding gay marriage, it's been difficult to move forward with the ceremony.

Finally, the brides to be can fulfill their wedding wishes. Australian actress Portia de Rossi, 35, has declared she will marry her long-term girlfriend and domestic partner, talk show hostess Ellen DeGeneres at their $33.5 million Beverly Hills estate.

"I can't wait to be married. I feel it is long overdue," DeGeneres said.

Portia de Rossi is said to be marrying in a Zac Posen gown, and Ellen in her trademark pantsuit, though a designer has not yet been declared.

As for presents, Portia said, "We don't need anything. We've been blessed enough."

The couple's marriage will play a huge role in pop culture, and likely make the subject of lesbian partnerships and marriages less taboo.

Lindsay Lohan has a been a young pioneer in helping spur acceptance for lesbian relationships. Even she has been rumoured to be planning a wedding with her DJ girlfriend, Samanatha Ronson, as seen below.