Elton John to ``celebrate`` gay marriage law

Last Updated: Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 03:01

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," eonline.com 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."

The 67-year-old singer is also excited that their three-year-old son Zachary and 14-month-old son Elijah will be present at the upcoming nuptials.

"We will do it very quietly," John told the Today show.

He added: "It will be a joyous occasion and we will have our children there. Extraordinary. If you`d looked at my life five years ago and you`d have told me this was going to happen, I`d have said, `You`ve put acid in my drink.`"

IANS

First Published: Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 03:01

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