An Incredible Speech in New Zealand

Maurice Williamson spoke in Parliament on behalf of marriage equality in New Zealand. Ellen tweeted that his words were "powerful, compassionate and hilarious," and she wanted to share it with you! Watch this awesome speech here.

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Brooke Canning
353 days ago

Considering I am from NZ, have always supported marriage equality, and have literally watched your show everyday since I was 15, you can only assume I am your biggest fan, and seeing this video on your website has literally made my whole year! This speech is exactly what makes our country amazing and to have the recognition from my idol (let alone the world), excites me immensely. I am praying that it all works out and he will be on your show soon, putting NZ's amazing name out there! To you. Ellen Degeneres. I still can not believe it.

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Sandy Stewart
355 days ago

Hi Ellen
I live in New Zealand and I understand Maurice Williamson will be on your show. I thought you might like to know that his mother (who at first was opposed to the bill but changed her mind after being convinced by her son) is from Matamata. In fact I understand Maurice grew up in Matamata. What is so special about Matamata? you ask. Well, it is just 15 minutes out of town that is the location for filming Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit. It is the location of Hobbiton in the Shire (Bag End, The Green Dragon . . .)
Peter Jackson describes this part of the country as being "eye-popping green" - lovely countryside. Anyway, since it sounds as though you might be interviewing Maurice Williamson, this might be of interest to you.
I watch your show all the time. I love it but I must admit all the screaming does get to me sometimes. I wonder why your fans do that. Anyway, you are great.

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