October 22, 2008 at 10:52 PM EDT

Multiple snaps in the direction of Ellen DeGeneres, who used her daytime talk show today to argue against Sarah Palin’s recent announcement (during an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network) that she’d support a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage, a position that puts her at odds with her own running mate, Sen. John McCain. Ellen’s case (the whole speech embedded below) is pretty simple — “I don’t like. I don’t like it. I don’t agree. And maybe it’s because I’m gay that I think we should all be equal. But I feel that we’re all equal.” — but it makes perfect sense to me. (Then again, I’m gayer than a tangerine cocktail, so of course it does.) What I’m wondering, though, is this: No matter how much Ellen’s socially conservative fans dig her show, do you think her little pep talk will actually change any of their minds? And on a more personal note, has a celebrity endorsement or plea ever made you rethink your position on an important topic?

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