Ellen DeGeneres tears up as Obama presents her with Medal of Freedom

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There was not a dry eye in the White House, as Ellen DeGeneres was presented with the Medal of Freedom by President Obama. 

“It’s easy to forget now, when we’ve come so far, where now marriage is equal under the law, just how much courage was required for Ellen to come out on the most public of stages almost 20 years ago,” Obama said at the ceremony at the White House. 

“What an incredible burden that was to bear, to risk her career like that. People don’t do that very often, and then to have the hopes of millions on your shoulders.” he added, before cracking an Ellen joke.   Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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