GAY MARRIAGE: Sir Elton John and His Civil Partner, David To MARRY In May 2014
Nearly nine years ago, they were united in a civil partnership which they celebrated with a huge celebrity party featuring 650 guests…But as Sir Elton John, 67, and David Furnish, 51, announce plans to marry in May, this time the celebrations will be a lot more low-key.
Gay marriage was made legal in England and Wales on Saturday [Mar. 29], the couple revealed they are planning to tie the knot again.
Speaking to the Las Vegas Review Journal in Sin City on Friday, film producer David revealed:”We don’t feel the need to take an extra step legally. 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’.
The couple are planning a small celebration for their gay marriage, with just their two sons Zachary, three; and Elijah, 14 months; and a few witnesses in attendance. David explained: ‘We do like big parties. Over eight years ago, we had 650 people on the 21st of December at our house in Windsor.
‘But with the kids, everything is different. 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’.
Sir Elton and David, who have been a couple for 21 years, were one of the first couples to take advantage of the same-sex civil partnership law in England and Wales in December 2005 on the day it came into effect.