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Portia de Rossi now named Portia DeGeneres [poll]

Portia and Ellen DeGeneres Portia de Rossi, who wed Ellen DeGeneres during the window in 2008 when same-sex marriages were legal in California, has been granted a name change by the court. As she'd requested, she'll now be legally known as Portia Lee James DeGeneres.

Neither of the women showed up for the closed hearing Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Back in August when Portia started the process, the Ministry wondered how folks were playing the married-name game -- you can see the results to date, and still vote in the poll, here.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: The former Portia de Rossi, left, now Portia DeGeneres, with wife Ellen DeGeneres before the Daytime Emmy Awards in L.A. on Aug. 30, 2009. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press

Check out more Ministry coverage on Ellen DeGeneres, and posts with an LGBT vibe.


Comments () | Archives (5)

So, does this name change officially make Ellen the husband and Portia the wife?

BRAVO .... Independence is GREAT ...this is what Freedom is about...Go America !

So, which one wears the lipstick?

Interesting, the old ritual of taking the surname of the spouse seems a bit dated, particularly in Hollywood, where many actors have stage names anyway. Personally, I prefer de Rossi over Degeneres, a more lively sound.

A rose by any other name. Mazel tov.


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