The singer announced that she and her longtime girlfriend would marry after the Supreme Court struck down DOMA. Melissa Etheridge plans to wed her longtime girlfriend Linda Wallem following the Supreme Court ruling overturning the Defense of Marriage Act.
Melissa Etheridge and Linda Wallem are one of the many couples making wedding plans after the Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday.
The rocker, 52, announced plans to marry her longtime partner, producer Linda Wallem. “I look forward to exercising my American civil liberties,” Etheridge tweeted. “And getting fully, completely and legally married this year to my true love of over three years, Linda Wallem.”
“I love everybody out there. It’s a great day,” Etheridge said.
“Let’s hear it for the general progress of the human mind. With a beautiful sweep of sweet justice’s blind hand we move forward,” Etheridge continued. “We correct the laws made hastily out of fear.” The “Come to My Window” singer elaborated on the news during a phone interview with CNN Newsroom’s Ashleigh Banfield.
“It’s about family and I love my four kids,” Etheridge said. “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.”