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Melissa Etheridge Says Goodbye To DOMA, Pledges To Get Married; Other Celebrities Celebrate SCOTUS Decisions

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Melissa Etheridge, the famous singer and one of Hollywood's earliest gay rights activists, has confirmed that she will marry her partner of three years, television producer Linda Wallem.  

Yahoo! reports:

"I look forward to exercising my American civil liberties and getting fully, completely and legally married this year to my true love of over three years, Linda Wallem," Etheridge said in a statement.

"Once again our constitution stands strong," the "Come to My Window" singer added. "All men, and women, and everything in between are created equal."

Yahoo! also makes mention of several Hollywood heavyweights who took to Twitter to announce their excitement at the DOMA and Prop 8 rulings.

Ellen degeneresComedienne and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, an early gay rights advocate, tweeted after the ruling on Wednesday, "It's a supremely wonderful day for equality. Prop 8 is over, and so is DOMA. Congratulations everyone. And I mean everyone."

"We stand tall today. #DomaStruckDown So many fought for so long. Be proud, the prejudice are now the minority," singer and prominent gay rights supporter Lady Gaga wrote to her more than 38 million Twitter followers.

"Big news from the Supreme Court. Goodbye #DOMA #Prop8. Hello #equality," tweeted Ben Affleck, the director and star of Oscar-winning film "Argo," while actor Leonardo DiCaprio tweeted the decision was a "historic day."

Singer Cyndi Lauper, whose True Colors Fund promotes gay rights and addresses homelessness in the gay and lesbian community, said, "Both of these decisions not only impact the lives of gay couples, but of gay and transgender youth who struggle to find acceptance from their family and friends."

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  1. Oooh I'm so glad Melissa Etheridge stood up dor us soooo long before we did ourselves" said nobody ever. She'll turn into the sort of celeb who thinks they invented our coice. Bravo to Lauper and deGeneres! And Edie!!!

    Posted by: Chevytexas | Jun 26, 2013 7:10:30 PM


  2. Now these celebrities will return to their mansions, not to be heard from again.

    Posted by: gb | Jun 26, 2013 7:26:34 PM


  3. Now these celebrities will return to their mansions, not to be heard from again.

    Posted by: gb | Jun 26, 2013 7:26:35 PM


  4. Everybody but Melissa can be heard in my world. After the whole Jolie thing, Etheridge words have no credibility.

    Posted by: Jerry | Jun 26, 2013 8:09:12 PM


  5. I pity the next poor woman who marries Melissa Etheridge only to get unceremoniously dumped with kids and no financial support when the next piece of tail comes along.

    Posted by: Rich F. | Jun 26, 2013 11:31:51 PM


  6. Cyndi Lauper has been a tireless advocate Time After Time.

    Thank you Miss Lauper.

    Posted by: truthteller | Jun 27, 2013 4:50:31 AM


  7. Does this include gay alimony and gay child support, cause Melissa doesn't sound that ok with those....

    Posted by: Alan Brickman | Jun 27, 2013 8:58:39 AM


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