Melissa Etheridge's Plans For Marriage

11/01/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Melissa Etheridge breaks news to "Extra" saying she plans to wed longtime girlfriend Tammy Lynn Michaels now that gay marriage is legal in California. Etheridge declares, "Yes, we have four children and we're trying to find the right time..."

Etheridge recently performed at Universal City's Hard Rock Cafe to launch Pinktober, a month long breast cancer awareness program. Etheridge tells "Extra" how she told her kids about her own diagnosis four years ago explaining, "They were there when I discussed the lump with Tammy...and [we] said, 'Mama has a lump in her breast and this lump could be many things, but we need to check and see what it is because if it is a cold, it might spread to her whole body and be really bad for it.'"

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