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Elton John to `celebrate` gay marriage law

IANS| Updated: Apr 03, 2014, 08:33 AM IST

London: Singer Elton John, who will exchange wedding vows with partner David Furnish in May, says that they will "celebrate" the law allowing same-sex marriage with their marriage.

John and Furnish entered into a civil partnership back in 2005 but want to make it official now that same-sex marriage is legal in England.

"I`m very proud of my country and I`m very proud of Britain and the laws that we`ve seen come into existence since we`ve been together," quoted John as saying.

"So for this legislation to come through is joyous, and we should celebrate it. 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," he added.

John believes it`s a duty to marry now that it`s legal. "Because it`s taken so long to come into existence, we should be grateful."