Melissa Etheridge Outraged over Prop. 8
Out lesbian rocker Melissa Etheridge is outraged by the California Supreme Court's decision to uphold Prop. 8, the anti-gay ballot measure that bans same-sex marriage in the state. Etheridge wonders how she'll explain to her kids that Ellen Degeneres and Porti de Rossi are married but she and her partner Tammy Lynn Michaels can not wed.
Out lesbian rocker Melissa Etheridge is outraged by the California Supreme Court's decision to uphold Prop. 8, the anti-gay ballot measure that bans same-sex marriage in the state.
Etheridge gave an exclusive quote to The Advocate in response to the state Supreme Court's decision.
"So, will anyone be sleeping better tonight? Those full of hate and fear will surely be disappointed that 18,000 same-sex couples will be living in wedded bliss, kissing their spouses goodnight, checking off those little 'married' boxes on all those forms we fill out nowadays. That's really going to drive them crazy. Then there are those of us like me who still dangle in 'domestic partnership.' We can adopt our own children, but we can't bring our partners who might be citizens from out of the country, here. We can't file joint tax returns. I could go on. Who will be happy tonight?
"How do I explain this to my children? 'Well, you know Ellen? She is married, but Mommy and I are not.' That is liberty and justice for all? I am hopeful as I see more and more states turn to the inevitable future of equality, California will get there. Change takes time."
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