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Melissa Etheridge Says Goodbye To DOMA, Pledges To Get Married; Other Celebrities Celebrate SCOTUS Decisions
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.
"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.
Comedienne 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."
Last night we posted Neil Patrick Harris's showstopping opening number from the Tonys. Check it out here.
The show did go on, and the Oscars could learn a few things from how to entertain. Check out every performance from last night's show including Matilda, Kinky Boots, Pippin, Cinderella, Annie, Motown: The Musical, Bring It On, and Cyndi Lauper, AFTER THE JUMP...
And check out the complete winners' list HERE.
Billy Porter and Stark Sands sing "Not My Father's Son" from Kinky Boots in a new series from the New York Times in which Tony nominees perform scenes on location in NYC. Cyndi Lauper wrote the music and lyrics to the musical.
This performance was shot at the shoemaker T.O. Dey.
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
Our theatre critic Naveen Kumar predicts a win for Lauper this Sunday. See his other predictions HERE.
The cast and producers of Broadway's Kinky Boots unleashed a surprise on Cyndi Lauper to celebrate the 30th anniversary of her chart-topping hit "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by enlisting the cast and crew along with friends like Mika Brzezinski, Katie Couric, Lilla Crawford, Paige Davis, Christina DeCicco, Rebecca Faulkenberry, Kathie Lee Gifford, Whoopi Goldberg, Samantha Hill, Hoda Kotb, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, and other Broadway notables in a video lip dub of the track.
Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...
Said Lauper to People: ""It's so sweet, I'm crying. The Kinky Boots cast is so funny, and all the other shows participating is the sweetest thing I've ever seen."