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Elton John and David Furnish set to marry

1 of 1 David Furnish, Zachary and Elton John
David Furnish, Zachary and Elton John

Elton John's long-term partner David Furnish says the couple will wed now that same-sex marriage is legal in the UK.

Furnish told the UK's Attitude magazine, "Elton and I will marry. As a high-profile couple we feel it is our duty to do it, to make sure that everyone knows that this is something that many gay men living in this country never dreamed would happen.

"As something of a showman, [Elton] is aware that whatever he says and does, people will sit up and take notice. So what better way to celebrate that historic moment in time? Elton and I both think there is a massive difference between calling someone your 'partner' and calling them your 'husband'."

The couple became civil partners on December 12, 2005 and have two adopted children together.

Furnish added, "When Zachary and Elijah are grown up and having children of their own, they will – hopefully – be living in a world where everyone can be equal, when being married isn't about whether you're straight or gay, but simply about being human."

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