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Elton John to Have ’Quiet Wedding’

Monday Mar 31, 2014
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005 file photo, British musician Elton John , right, and his longtime partner David Furnish, smile to the media and the public after their civil ceremony.
In this Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005 file photo, British musician Elton John , right, and his longtime partner David Furnish, smile to the media and the public after their civil ceremony.  (Source:AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Elton John and his partner David Furnish are planning a low-profile wedding in May, following a change in British law allowing gay marriages.

The singer told NBC’s Today show that he wants to celebrate "very quietly," and added: "It will be a joyous occasion and we will have our children."

The two men, who have been in a civil partnership since 2005, have two children.

In quotes released on NBC’s website Monday, the singer said: "We shouldn’t just say `Oh, well, we have a civil partnership, we’re not going to bother to get married’. We will get married."

Same-sex marriages were allowed for the first time in Britain Saturday, when a new marriage law came into effect.

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  • Anonymous, 2014-03-31 12:06:15

    Is this possible? Currently civilly partnered and have been told UK law hasn’t yet ’upgraded’ us so that we can marry our legal civil partners. We don’t expect UK law to catch up until end of 2014.


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