Wanda Sykes Comes Out As Gay -- & Married!

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The hilariously funny Wanda Sykes officially came out of the closet yesterday, announcing at a Las Vegas rally for gay marriage that she married her girlfriend on Oct. 25, just days before Proposition 8 passed in California.

"You know, I don't really talk about my sexual orientation. I didn't feel like I had to. I was just living my life, not necessarily in the closet, but I was living my life," The New Adventures of Old Christine star told the crowd.

"I got pissed off," she continued. "They pissed me off. I said, 'You know what? Now I gotta get in your face.' And that's what we all have to do now. They pissed off the wrong group of people. They have galvanized a community...Instead of having gay marriage in California, we're going to get it across the country."

Wanda said she looks forward to the day when she and her partner are treated equally.

When my wife and I leave California, I want to have my marriage also recognized in Nevada, in Arizona, all the way to New York," she said. "How can you stop people from loving each other?"

"I am proud to be a woman," she said. "I'm proud to be a black woman and I'm proud to be gay."

You go, girl!

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