Fantastic! Ellen Degeneres & Portia de Rossi must be elated now that Prop 8 has been extinguished from their lives and they are now recognized as married. Last Friday, Portia filed a petition with the Los Angeles County Superior Court to legally change her name to Portia DeGeneres.

The two happily married women tied the knot back in August of 2008 and had their unity stripped away from them when Prop 8 came into effect. The hearing for the name change is set for September 23rd and is expected to be minutes long and totally routine – other than the fact that it involves Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi.

I’m so happy for them!