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Melissa Etheridge Announces She’ll Marry Linda Wallem After Supreme Court Rulings

Truth rating: 10

By Daniel Gates

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Melissa Etheridge announced that she will marry her partner, “Nurse Jackie” producer Linda Wallem, following Wednesday’s historic Supreme Court rulings in support of same-sex marriage.

The singer broke the engagement news on Twitter.

She wrote, “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.”

In an interview on CNN, Etheridge added that she intended to wed in California, the state whose Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage was overturned by the nation’s highest court.

“Love is love and America is beautiful… I’m proud to be an American,” she said.

Etheridge separated from longtime partner Tammy Lynn Michaels in 2010.

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