No Wedding for Rosie & Kelli Yet


Jun. 5 2008, Published 10:00 a.m. ET

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There won't be any wedding bells for Rosie O'Donnell!

At least not yet.

Though many gay celebrities are taking advantage of California's overturned ban on same-sex marriages -- including Ellen DeGeneres and Star Trek's George Takei -- the former View co-host and her partner Kelli Carpenter are not any of them for the time being.

''We're going to wait until it's legal everywhere, because otherwise, I said to Kelli, 'We'll be going around touring the country on the marriage tour every state by state," Rosie says.

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The two were married in February 2004 by the mayer of San Francisco, who authorized same-sex marriages in the city. However, the same-sex marriage licenses were later declared void by the California Supreme Court.

Last month, the Court ruled that people had the "right to marry" their partner of choice, and Rosie hopes soon the whole nation will feel the same way.

''Once it gets to be at the federal level, once every state recognizes the marriages of every other state, I think that'll be the time we would do it,'' she says.


Califonia, the 46-year-old believes, set the tone for the rest of the country and change is definitely near.

''The same way it was illegal for black and white people to marry at one point and people couldn't conceive of that ever being different, I do think that two consenting, law-abiding adults who want to share their life together should be allowed to do that,'' she says.


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