Melissa Etheridge says she wont pay taxes following gay marriage ban

November 9th, 2008 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI  

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Melbourne, Nov 9 (ANI): Popstar Melissa Etheridge has voiced her opinion against the banning of same-sex marriages, declaring that if California won”t allow gays to marry, she won”t pay her state taxes.

The 44-year-old singer says that no marriage - no tax dollars because she is not being treated as a “full citizen”, reports the Daily Telegraph.

People reports that Melissa posted a new blog post on The Daily Beast opposing the passage of California’’s Proposition 8, along with Brad Pitt, Mary J. Blige, Ellen DeGeneres, and Sacha Baron Cohen.

Etheridge declares that if she’’s not “allowed the same right (to marry) under the state constitution as any other citizen. … I am taking that to mean I do not have to pay my state taxes, because I am not a full citizen.”

“Okay,” she continues.

“There is a lot I can do with the extra half a million dollars that I will be keeping instead of handing it over to the state of California, she said.

The constitutional amendment, which overturns a California Supreme Court decision that allowed for same-sex marriages, may retroactively ban the unions of DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, who tied the knot in August as well as the hundreds of regular people.

Etheridge ends her blog with a message for Prop 8 supporters: “Gay people are born everyday. You will never legislate that away.” (ANI)

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