Ellen DeGeneres and John McCain Don't Have a Gay Ol' Time

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John McCain wants America to stay in Iraq eternity. But when it comes to homosexuals vowing to love each other for the same period of time?

Not so much.

"I just believe in the unique status of marriage between man and woman," McCain told well-known gay talk show host Ellen DeGeneres on her program. "And I know that we have a respectful disagreement on that issue."

Meghan and Ellen

DeGeneres, to her credit, took the senator to task for his views, declaring:

"We are all the same people, all of us. You're no different than I am. Our love is the same."

Ellen, of course, has announced that she and Portia de Rossi will be married later this year in California. McCain responded to that news - and the general news that the Golden State Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of gay marriage - as best he could:

"People should be able to enter into legal agreements, and I think that is something we should encourage, particularly in the case of insurance and other areas."

DeGeneres said that arrangement "doesn't feel inclusive… it feels… isolated." It was a tense interview, one we admire Ellen for conducting and McCain for putting himself through.

Where do you stand on the issue of gay marriage?

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I’m thrilled that the California supreme court overturned the ban on gay marriage. I can’t wait to get married. We all deserve the same rights, and I believe that someday we’ll look back on this and not allowing gays to marry will seem as absurd as not allowing women to vote.

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You showed us something in that film that I have not seen for a very, very long time.

Ellen DeGeneres [to Jonah Hill, regarding his penis in The Wolf of Wall Street]