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BETH-DITTO-HEAVY-CROSS-269x300Beth Ditto says she’s marrying her ‘best friend’ since the age of 18 at a ceremony in Hawaii next April.

In an interview published in The Observer, the lesbian singer said the wedding would be ‘the most hilarious cultural matching’ because her girlfriend Kristin Ogata is from Hawaii and Ditto was brought up as 1 of 8 siblings in Searcy, a highly-religious small town in America. “It’s going to be hysterical,” she said.

‘I was born to be married,’ said Ditto in the interview. ‘I just feel comfortable there. I love the idea of being partnered for ever. I love my girlfriend, we’ve been best friends since I was 18. There’s not a thing we haven’t been through except for marriage.’

Ditto and Ogata, who live in Portland, Oregon, are already planning a family. ‘We’ve had talks about what we would name our kids since we were in our 20s,’ said Ditto.

Gossip’s breakthrough single Standing in the Way of Control was about the Bush administration’s proposal of the Federal Marriage Amendment which would have constitutionally outlawed same-sex marriage. ‘I wrote the chorus to try and encourage people not to give up,’ she said.

The band release their fifth studio album, A Joyful Noise, later this month.

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