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Lena Dunham Discusses Marriage Equality With Ellen DeGeneres


It isn't the first time Lena Dunham has spoken out on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, but still, it's reassuring to know that the "Girls" star has our back.

Dunham stopped by "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" this week and discussed a number of topics, including her recent appearance on "Scandal" and her relationship with boyfriend Jack Antonoff. During the conversation, Dunham shared with DeGeneres that she and Antonoff made the decision to not wed one another until same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states.

"The idea of having a celebration that can't be fully shared among all the people in my life and all the people that we love just doesn't really feel like a celebration at all," Dunham explained. "So until that's something that everyone can join into with no sense of being left out on any level, politically, emotionally -- it's just not something that we're gonna do."

Dunham is an outspoken supporter of marriage equality, having previously expressed a similar sentiment in relation to her lesbian sister Grace. "We're not against marriage," Dunham stated in an interview with Howard Stern. "But I wanna wait... my sister [Grace] is gay and it just doesn't feel good to me to do something she can't do."

Check out the clip above to hear more.

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