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  • 31 March 2014, 7:50

Sir Elton John To Marry Partner David Furnish

Sir Elton John has said he and his partner David Furnish will tie the knot now that gay marriage is legal in Britain.

The singer told NBC's Today show in the US that "we'll do it very quietly".

"But we will do it and it will be a joyous occasion," Sir Elton added.

The couple, who have two children together, entered into a civil partnership in 2005.

The historic law legalising same-sex marriage took effect in England and Wales on Saturday. It was the final stage in the long fight for legal equality in marriage for gays and lesbians.

Civil partnerships have been legal since 2005.

"I'm very proud of Britain and the laws that we've seen come into existence since we've been together," Sir Elton said in the interview.

"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."

Furnish told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that an intimate ceremony would take place in May.

"I think what we'll do is go to a registry office in England in May, and take the boys with us, and a couple of witnesses," the publication quoted him as saying.

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