Ryan Murphy on Gay Marriage Ruling: "For the First Time I Know What It Feels Like to Truly Be an American"

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"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."

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