Ellen DeGeneres Talks Prop 8 and Responds to Critics

Talk show giant Ellen DeGeneres took a moment on her show to respond to Prop 8 being overturned. In the segment, which will air Wednesday, DeGeneres gave a brief history on Prop 8, explaining, "If you haven't been following it, I'll catch you up -- for a long time, same sex marriage was not legal. Then, here in California, it was legal for like, twenty-five minutes."

She continued, "Then it was not legal again because of something called Prop 8, which banned same-sex marriage. And I'm happy to say that yesterday an appeals court ruled Prop 8 was unconstitutional."

Ellen, who is the new spokesperson for JCPenney, went on to say, "You may know that I've recently teamed up with JCPenney. But there's a group called 'One Million Moms' that isn't happy about it. And normally, I try not to pay attention to my haters, but this time I'd like to talk about it because my haters are my motivators."

DeGeneres added, "I usually don't talk about stuff like this on my show, but I really want to thank everyone who is supporting me. I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you'd want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values. That's what I stand for...I also believe in dance."

Tune in to this episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Wednesday -- click here for local listings.