Melissa Etheridge Announces Engagement to Linda Wallem

Posted Wednesday June 26, 2013 1:38 PM GMT

She’s over the moon that the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act today, so much so that Melissa Etheridge is going to get married!

The “Come To My Window” songstress told CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield that she popped the question to her girlfriend Linda Wallem and that they’ll tie the knot in California.

Melissa explained, "It is about family and I love my four kids. I called my now-fiancee. I'm looking forward to marrying my partner of three years . . . 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."

Etheridge added, “Love is love and America is beautiful. . . It's just an amazing, amazing day. I'm proud to be an American."

Later, Melissa tweeted, "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."

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