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A Look At Celeb Parents Who Are Gay & Transgendered

After two years of intense debate, Proposition 8 – a measure passed in November 2008 banning same-sex marriage in the state of California – was ruled unconstitutional earlier this month by a federal judge. Three cheers for equality!

And with the recent news that Neil Patrick Harris and his longtime partner David Burtka are expecting twins later this year, we became inspired to take a look at celebrity parents who are gay and transgendered.

Read on and celebrate diversity with us....


Melissa Etheridge Accuses Ex Of Using Children As "Pawns"

Melissa Etheridge has accused her ex-partner Tammy Lynn Michaels of using their children as "pawns," reports People.

In new papers filed by Etheridge, she revealed that on July 6th she traveled to Boston to visit the couples' twins Johnnie and Miller, only to be served with papers by Michaels.

Another set of documents have revealed that Michaels has zero income, as she is a stay-at-home parent, while she estimates Etheridge makes somewhere between $600,000 and $750,000 per month.

Michaels, a former actress, details her expenses as follows; $6,000 per month for rent, $1,500 monthly on groceries and other household supplies, $50 for laundry/cleaning and $800 on dining out with the children. She also said that before the split, she budgeted $5000 for clothing monthly.


Melissa Etheridge & Tammy Lynn Michaels Head To Court

Singer Melissa Etheridge and estranged partner Tammy Lynn Michaels headed to court on Monday to hammer out a plan for alimony.

Michaels has recently claimed that she is not receiving any funds from Etheridge, however, an attorney for Etheridge, Neal Hersh, says that the Come To My Window singer is providing her ex with $2,000 a month for "household bills including utilities and a car lease." Hersh told People,

[Tammy] is being completely supported by Melissa and has been since they separated. She’s being well-provided for and then some, as are the children, which are Melissa’s first priority."

While Michaels attorney, Steven Knowles acknowledged that "Melissa is paying various sundry expenses," he added that she is "desitute," and said, "It doesn’t put money in her wallet. Literally she has no cash."

The two announced their split in April, after splitting late last year. Michaels, who carried the couples' twins Johnnie and Miller and is attempting to be granted full custody, had been using her blog as an outlet to open up about her side of the split. She has since deleted all of her entries up until late May.


Melissa Etheridge’s Ex Seeks Full Custody

Rocker Melissa Etheridge's ex-partner Tammy Lynn Michaels has filed for full custody of the couples 3 1/2-year-old twins Miller, and Johnnie, reports TMZ. This news comes after Ethridge filed for dissolution of their domestic partnership, and requested that Michaels be denied spousal support.

Michaels been using her blog as an outlet, and in doing so she has been sharing the details of their split, saying that she was "blindsided" by the news, and claiming that has been left completely broke,

having no steady paycheck killed me for those years with her. and now it's really killing me. the other week i had to borrow money from a friend. two weeks ago i had to scrape together $1.25 to pay for gas. i know she doesn't want to give me money. trust. i'm borrowing cash left and right from people to get through this summer, and feed my kids, with a stomach full of ulcers, thank you. no stress here. :-)"

Michaels, who also requested spousal support, and Etheridge announced their split in April.


Melissa Etheridge Legally Ends Partnership

Melissa Etheridge went to court Friday to formally end her partnership with Tammy Lynn Michaels, People reports. The 49-year-old Come To My Window singer is seeking joint custody of their 3 1/2-year-old twins.

In a Petition for Dissolution of Domestic Partnership filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Melissa cited irreconcilable differences and asked that the court not award financial support to Tammy Lynn, 35.

The couple, who had registered as domestic partners in August 2005, split late last year after nearly nine years together. Tammy Lynn gave birth to son Miller and daughter Johnnie in October, 2006.

Tammy Lynn has since addressed Melissa's legal decision on her blog. She says that they had "promised, agreed, handshook, pinkyswore no filing until after tour in the fall." Tammy Lynn went on to describe how Melissa has left her financially destitute after she agreed to take the year off to be a stay at home mom.