EXCLUSIVE: Comedian Kathy Griffin Weighs In On Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Friday, June 26th 2015, 11:31 pm
By: News On 6

Comedian Kathy Griffin is known for being outspoken. She's also known as a gay icon, and a long-time advocate for the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender community.

Her LGBT awards include the HRC Ally for Equality award, the GLAAD Vanguard Award, the Trevor Project "Trevor Life Award" and the LAMBDA legal Liberty Award.

Friday, she performed at River Spirit Casino in Tulsa as part of her Like A Boss tour. She took time before the show to talk to News On 6, exclusively, about the Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage.

"This issue is broader than marriage, in my opinion. I mean, today's decision is obviously about marriage, but it really is a civil rights issue, it's a true equality issue, and I thought that Justice Kennedy did a great job personalizing the stories,” Griffin said.

Griffin went on to say this is real progress happening in America and that we are all in this together, saying, “United we stand, divided we fall.”

"It's all about feeling like you're on the outside looking in, and there are communities outside the LGBT community that also should feel good about this decision today - whether it's a woman who's being oppressed in the workplace, or a person of color who's being discriminated against,” Griffin said.

Griffin has performed a gay wedding, and jokingly said she is ordained and ready for more.