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 Joy Behar.

“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.”

I could get sued but I can't get divorced,” she added. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Etheridge's fourteenth studio album 4th Street Feeling arrived last week.