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Melissa Etheridge engaged after DOMA ruling 

added: 28 Jun 2013 // by: VVN Music 

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Melissa Etheridge is engaged to writer Linda Wallem.

Etheridge took to her Twitter account on Wednesday as the announcement that the Supreme Court had struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and had ruled against the parties that had proposed California's Proposition 8, in effect, killing the state's ban on gay marriage.

Remember where you are today, history is made...supreme court
Strikes down DOMA!

Laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the general progress of the human mind.
-Thomas Jefferson

Lets hear it for the general progress of the human mind. With a beautiful sweep of sweet justice's blind hand we move forward.

We correct the laws made hastily out of fear.

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.

So excited today I couldn't find matching socks!! But I can still get legally married!


She later told the Huffington Post "I'm going to get married in the state of California. I woke [the kids] up this morning telling them the Supreme Court ruling on DOMA. I love everybody out there. It's a great day. Love is love and America is beautiful. It's just an amazing, amazing day. I'm proud to be an American."

Wallem has written for such series as Cybil, That 70's Show, The Comeback, Nurse Jackie and Whitney. Etheridge and Wallem have been together for three years.

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