HALIFAX, July 13, 2005 ( – Former talk show host and outspoken homosexual Rosie O’Donnell, whose homosexual “family” cruise arrived in Halifax Tuesday, used the occasion to praise Canada’s openness to the aberrant lifestyle, while at the same time bashing US President George W. Bush for his attempts to alter the US Constitution to outlaw same-sex “marriage.”

“This country has a respect for all of its citizens and allows them to all be equal under the law,” she claimed at a reception at Citadel Hill, attended by Halifax city officials and a drag queen. “It’s very, very inspiring for those of us in the United States who have just been nationally shamed by a president who tried to introduce bigotry into the U.S. constitution,” she added, according to a Canadian Press report.

O’Donnell and her same-sex partner Kelli, whose same-sex “marriage” was annulled by their home state of California, launched the cruise last year to appeal to same-sex couples. Many of the same-sex partners took advantage of the Nova Scotia law allowing them to “marry.”

“We’re here to say welcome and please come back again,” said Halifax Mayor Peter Kelly, in attendance at Citadel Hill. “We’ve always been open to all no matter your orientation.”

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