Singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge has
said she supports gay marriage for the divorce.
Etheridge appeared on cabler Current's
nascent talk show Say Anything!
Referring to the
dissolution of her California domestic partnership to actress Tammy
Lynn Michaels, Etheridge, 51, said she paid twice as much as straight
people to “divorce” her former partner.
“I began to say
I'm for gay marriage because I'm for gay divorce,” she told host
“I don't think
people realize what a system heterosexuals have in marriage. You can
marry someone and then, 'Oops, you know, who is this person. I don't
know you.' And you have to get divorced. And you take yours and
they take theirs and, depending on what state, you divide it and
nobody gets taxed. They all got it worked out.”
“But the gay
marriage – I had to go around and you have to do this and I have to
pay twice as much.”
could get sued but I can't get divorced,” she added. (The video is
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