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Melissa Etheridge officially wants Linda Wallem to come to her window... forever.

The singer married the television producer exchanged vows yesterday (two days after each turned 53) at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, CA.

"They were so happy," a guest tells People. "It was really beautiful [and] such a magical moment.”

Melissa Etheridge and Linda Wallem

Etheridge actually performed a song she had written about her now-wife for the very first time as part of the celebration.

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Someday, the following list will not be necessary.

Someday, celebrities will not need to make any sort of official announcement regarding their sexuality because, quite simply, no one will care and society will be fully accepting of all orientations.

But that day hasn't arrived yet, for reasons explained so eloquently by Ellen Page when she came out as a lesbian on Friday:

Perhaps these stars can make a difference. Maybe they can positively influence others struggling with their sexual identity, using their public platform to push for tolerance.

So, with all that in mind, we join many in Hollywood in saluting Page and other famous folks who are very out and awfully proud:

Ellen Page
Ellen Page made a major announcement in early 2014: She's gay. We applaud her for it.

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Tammy Lynn Michaels, Melissa Etheridge‘s former partner, is offering more details about her health and financial situation than most people require.

Michaels went public with the claim that she's $500,000 in debt and has no health insurance but needed surgery because her insides were “exploding.”

Tammy Lynn Michaels Photo

This despite the fact that she receives $26,000 a month in spousal and child support from the rock star for raising the former couple's two children.

And the fact that she gets half of Etheridge’s music royalties, which at the time of their 2012 settlement was worth at least another $60,000 a month.

Her troubles, Tammy says, include “ovarian cysts that rupture, and an appendix that seems to be having fits.” She also has a souvenir if you're interested:

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Melissa Etheridge celebrated today's Supreme Court ruling overturning the federal gay marriage ban by announcing her engagement to Linda Wallem.

Phoning into to CNN this morning, which also saw the High Court strike down California's Prop 8, she revealed the good news in an interview.

Melissa Etheridge, Linda Wallem

"It is about family. I love my four kids," she said. "I called my now fiancée. I'm looking forward to marrying my partner of three years we've been together."

"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."

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Melissa Etheridge is walking back her remarks regarding Angelina Jolie's preventative mastectomy, which she was quoted as calling cowardly and fearful.

It's not the Maleficent star's decision to have the surgery she objects to, Etheridge now clarifies, it's the way that decision was glorified after the fact.

  • A Melissa Etheridge Picture
  • Angelina Jolie Thin Photo

"I don't have any opinion on what she 'should have' done," Etheridge, a breast cancer survivor herself, tells Us Weekly. "All are free to choose."

"I only objected to the term 'brave' in describing it."

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Melissa Etheridge has taken an unusual stance again Angelina Jolie.

With most of the world applauding this actress for undergoing a double mastectomy in order to ensure that a gene mutation would not lead to breast cancer, the singer has come out and labeled Jolie a coward.

  • Melissa Etheridge Smiles
  • Angelina Jolie at Film Premiere

"I have that gene mutation too and it's not something I would believe in for myself," Etheridge tells The Washington Blade. "I wouldn't call it the brave choice. I actually think it's the most fearful choice you can make when confronting anything with cancer.

How does the artist arrive at that conclusion?

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Tammy Lynn Michaels' two-year feud with one-time domestic partner Melissa Etheridge has come to an end. Well, for this morning anyway.

The former couple, who have twin five-year-olds together, hashed out an agreement earlier this week as part of court-ordered mediation.

The settlement covers both partner and child support for Tammy.

Melissa Etheridge-Tammy Lynn Michaels

Michaels had been receiving $23,000 a month from Melissa, but claimed she was barely scraping by as Etheridge raked in $177,882 a month.

Melissa retorted that Tammy sucks as a mom, and so it went. For years.

Under the terms of the settlement, Tammy will net more than the $23,000 a month, though the exact figure remains unknown at this time.

As for who gets Johnnie Rose and Miller Steven, Melissa and Tammy will share custody, with adjustments when Melissa goes on the road.

Lawyers for both sides could not be reached for comment. Here's hoping things stay amicable between them for the foreseeable future.

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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."

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Melissa Etheridge has filed legal documents claiming that her former domestic partner, Tammy Lynn Michaels, is responsible for all sorts of bad stuff.

Namely accidentally burning one of their kids with a cigarette.

In her EPIC dispute with Tammy, who is seeking a substantial bump in support from the $23,000 per month she gets now, wants the judge to order both her and Tammy to go smoke-free around their twins to prevent future burns.

Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels

Melissa also claims Tammy has accused her of having no maternal instinct and therefore is against striking a 50/50 joint custody deal for their twins.

Melissa says Tammy is adamant ... she did not give birth to the children just to give them away. Melissa calls Tammy an "angry and vindictive" person.

How angry and vindictive are we talking about here? Making matters worse, if that's even possible, Etheridge says Michaels once sent her an email saying:

"You have to support so many households because YOU BROKE SO MANY HOUSEHOLDS ... If you had decided to have one ounce of integrity/honesty as a person or partner, you would NOT be in this predicament. Think about it."

"They aren't leaving my care while you are on the road - a completely inappropriate place for 3-year-olds - not to mention you can't track them, have no child care, and they were bit by dogs in the house last time you had them."

Again, there are bad celebrity breakups, and there is this.

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Looks like Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels are still at odds.

Tammy Lynn filed legal papers saying she needs more than the $23,000 per month that her ex, Melissa, is currently shelling out for spousal and child support.

Like a lot more.

She lists Melissa's monthly income at almost $178,000 and their former standard of living at over $128,000 a month. Yes, a month. On living expenses.

Melissa Etheridge, Tammy Lynn Michaels Picture

Etheridge "has extensive resources at her disposal and a tremendous earning capacity," while Tammy Lynn says she "has limited income and virtually no savings."

The lesbian couple of nearly nine years separated in April 2010 and have two children together, five-year-old twins, daughter Johnnie Rose and son Miller.

In January 2011, Melissa began dating Nurse Jackie creator Linda Wallem, Tammy's best friend who was even in her wedding party when she married Melissa.

Yeah. There are nasty breakups, and then there's this.

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