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Melissa Etheridge Marries

by Bobby McGuire
Sunday Jun 1, 2014
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FILE - Melissa Etheridge, left, and Linda Wallem arrive at the 6th Annual Go Go Gala at the Bel Air Bay Club in this Nov. 14, 2013 file photo taken in Pacific Palisades, Calif. People magazine says the 53-year-old Etheridge married partner Linda Wallem at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California, on Saturday May 31, 2014.
FILE - Melissa Etheridge, left, and Linda Wallem arrive at the 6th Annual Go Go Gala at the Bel Air Bay Club in this Nov. 14, 2013 file photo taken in Pacific Palisades, Calif. People magazine says the 53-year-old Etheridge married partner Linda Wallem at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California, on Saturday May 31, 2014.  (Source:Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK -- Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and gay rights activist Melissa Etheridge has gotten married.

People magazine says the 53-year-old Etheridge married partner Linda Wallem at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California, on Saturday.

Etheridge and the 53-year-old Wallem, a co-creator of the television series "Nurse Jackie," began dating in 2010. They announced their engagement following the Supreme Court’s decision on gay rights.

Besides the singer’s four children, the magazine says several celebrities attended the ceremony, including Chelsea Handler, Rosie O’Donnell, Whitney Cummings, Peter Facinelli and recording artist Sia.

Etheridge also has a new solo album scheduled for release in September.

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