Ellen to McCain: Walk Me Down the Aisle?

Talk-show host, GOP candidate agree to disagree on gay marriage
By Caroline Miller,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2008 5:30 PM CDT
In this photo released by Warner Bros., Ellen DeGeneres welcomes Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., during a taping of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Wednesday, May 21, 2008.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – John McCain won't be walking Ellen DeGeneres down the aisle when she weds her lesbian partner, but he still wishes her "every happiness," the Chicago Tribune reports. DeGeneres pressed the Republican during her show on his opposition to gay marriage, saying, "Our love is the same." McCain praised her "very eloquent" argument but wouldn't budge. "We just have a disagreement," he said.

"It sounds to me like saying, 'Well, you can sit there, you just can't sit there," said DeGeneres. "It feels like we are not, you know, we aren't owed the same things and the same wording." After McCain politely deflected, she added, "So you'll walk me down the aisle? Is that what you're saying?" No dice. "Touché," he answered.