Melissa Etheridge announces she will marry girlfriend Linda Wallem
The prize for first celebrity we've heard of announcing a same-sex marriage following Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act goes to Melissa Etheridge. She proudly announced she would marry her girlfriend, Nurse Jackie creator Linda Wallem, on the most official of all media channels, Twitter.
"Lets hear it for the general progress of the human mind. With a beautiful sweep of sweet justice's blind hand we move forward," she wrote in a series of tweets. "We correct the laws made hastily out of fear. I look forward to exercising my American civil liberties and getting fully, completely and legally married this year to my true love of over three years, Linda Wallem."
Of course there are no official details available, but we expect a lot of these announcements this week. We're especially looking at Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who said that was keeping them from getting married. No more excuses, you two; The states will be hashing this out in court for years, but it's time to put your money where your mouths are.