Tammy Lynn Michaels on Spousal Support: A Matter of Gay Rights!

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Yes, Tammy Lynn Michaels is demanding more money from ex Melissa Etheridge. She does not believe that $23,000 per month is sufficient spousal/child support.

But Michaels says in a new interview this is not because she's greedy. It's because the singer allegedly makes $178,000 per month and it's a question of math, fairness and gay rights.

Tammy Lynn Michaels and Melissa Etheridge

"It's the law," Michaels tells After Ellen. "When we were together, there were a lot of things said and shared between us. And a lot of things were promised. I'm standing here saying: "You wanted to fight for gay rights; you wanted everything to be fair. You wanted to stand up for all of us? Because now I'm an 'us,' the gays that wanted to have gay rights and equality and not look like dip s--ts."

It is true that, under California law, a wife would be entitled to 50% of her ex-husband's income upon divorce.

Does Tammy Lee see a reconciliation for her and Etheridge? She says the former couple actually does get along well at times already, typically when their children are involved.

"Melissa and I have a great face-to-face, direct relationship when it comes to the kids. We both want what we think is best."

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Damn, lady. GET A JOB. You're not entitled to anything that the rest of us don't have to WORK for. Why do you think you're not supposed to EARN a living and just have it handed to you? Sure, I see you logic behind the money you made TEN YEARS AGO. Here's a newsflash - they don't keep paying you if you don't keep working, despite who you marry. Grow up, get your head together, and be a woman. And for christ's sake, quit smoking! Didn't your ex have CANCER? Have you learned NOTHING?

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Republicans have it all wrong. They don't need to stop gay marriage, the family court system can do that all on its own. That's why marriage is becoming less frequent in general, no one wants to get sucked into the family law nightmare.

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Ok yes she deserves half. But dont wave your gay flag just to get more money cuz your greedy. Thats how it looks. Yes they are gay, yes they deserve the same rights, but average people dont get $23k in child support etc. Get a grip. She just wants to continue living the good life on her ex's dime. Get a job honey and help support your kids

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I bet Melissa is now taking back everything she said about gay marriage being a good idea.