Singer Melissa Etheridge said she will stop paying her California state taxes after voters there approved a ballot measure banning gay marriages.

In a blog posting, the Academy Award-winning and Grammy Award-winning songwriter and activist said she intends to withhold approximately half a million dollars in tax payments to California because of the vote. "Okay, so I am taking that to mean I do not have to pay my state taxes because I am not a full citizen," she wrote. "I mean, that would just be wrong, to make someone pay taxes and not give them the same rights. Sounds sort of like that taxation without representation thing from the history books."

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