Ryan Murphy on Gay Marriage Ruling: "For the First Time I Know What It Feels Like to Truly Be an American"
"It's a very emotional moment, one I never thought as a little boy growing up gay and scared and isolated in Indiana that I would ever have," the 'Glee' show creator told E! News.
Ryan Murphy is among the masses of Americans celebrating the recent Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage.
In a statement to E! News, the creator of LGBT-driven shows such as Glee, The Normal Heart and The New Normal, wrote that Friday morning was a "happy ending" to the struggle gay and transgender citizens have battled for years. He also commended notable LGBT figures in Hollywood — including Ellen DeGeneres and Neil Patrick Harris —for using television as a platform to move the conversation forward.
"Today for the first time I know what it feels like to truly be an American — equal and protected under the law. It's a very emotional moment, one I never thought as a little boy growing up gay and scared and isolated in Indiana that I would ever have. I'm so glad that Larry Kramer got to live to see this epic day he fought his whole life for," he said.
"And I am so proud of our American television creators and stars like Ellen DeGeneres, Matt Bomer, Neil Patrick Harris, Max Mutchnick and Jill Solloway just to name a few — who brought gay and transgender moments and characters into homes and in a very big way started the national conversation that had a happy ending this morning."
Murphy ended this note by adding, "Finally, I would like to give Judge Scalia a big hug and explain to him that more weddings = more cake for everybody."