Before accepting an award, Ellen DeGeneres told reporters on Monday that women should be "very, very scared" if Mitt Romney wins the upcoming election.
“Well, I am certainly hoping our president stays put,” DeGeneres told Politico on the red carpet at New York's Kennedy Center before she took the stage at the celebration honoring her contribution to American comedy.
And if Mitt Romney wins instead? “If you’re a woman, you should be very, very scared of that, for many reasons,” she said. “And obviously as a gay person he doesn’t believe in me having the same rights, so of course I’m not happy about that," the Advocate writes.
She’s especially concerned about Obama losing “as a woman who wants to have the choice to do what she wants to do with her own body." DeGeneres added.
DeGeneres made her comments on the same day that the Log Cabin Republicans, the only "Republican organization dedicated to representing the interests of gay and lesbian Americans and their allies," outraged the gay and lesbian community by endorsing Mitt Romney.
"As the only Republican organization dedicated to representing the interests of LGBT Americans and their allies, Log Cabin Republicans work within the GOP to make the conservative case for pro-equality policies and legislation," the 30-year old organization said in a statement on its website. "Since Log Cabin’s founding in the late 1970s, we have believed in a simple idea: building a stronger, more inclusive Republican Party requires Republicans."
However, equality rights activists such as Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said last week the group is nothing more than an "Uncle Tom" of the GOP and he is not backing down from his strong statement.
"They are no more offended than I am by their campaigning in the name of LGBT rights, to elect the candidate and party who diametrically oppose our rights, against a President who has forcefully and effectively supported our rights," said Frank, one of four openly gay members of Congress, according to LGBT weekly.