Wanda: 'I'm Gay—and Married'

Star reveals secret at gay marriage rally
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 17, 2008 4:31 AM CST

Comedian Wanda Sykes has revealed she is gay—and married her girlfriend days before passage of Proposition 8 banned gay marriage in California. The 44-year-old co-star of The New Adventures of Old Christine and Curb Your Enthusiasm spoke emotionally to a cheering crowd at a rally supporting gay marriage in Las Vegas over the weekend, reports E! Online. 

"I don't talk about my sexual orientation. I didn't feel like I had to," she told the crowd. But now the battle over Proposition 8 has "galvanized a community," she added. "Instead of having gay marriage in California, we’re going to get it across the country. How can you stop people from loving each other?” (Read more Wanda Sykes stories.)

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