Tony and Academy Award-winning songwriter Elton John and his longtime partner David Furnish will be married in May. Furnish revealed the news in a recent interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
John (Billy Elliot, Aida, The Lion King) and Furnish have been in a domestic partnership for eight years and will now become legally married. Same sex marriage officially became legal in London and Wales March 29.
Civil Partnerships have been legal there since 2005. Scotland also recently passed measures to allow gays and lesbians to legally marry.
"We don't feel the need to take an extra step legally," Furnish said. "But since we’re committed for life, we feel it’s really important to take that step, and take advantage of that amazing change in legislation. We all live by example."
He continued, "We're living in extraordinary times. My god, 20 years ago, when I started seeing Elton, if you asked me if I’d be able to get married, if I'd be able to have children, it was unthinkable, literally unimaginable."
John and Furnish plan to marry in May, with their young children, Elijah and Zachary, and a few friends in attendance.
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