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Elton John to have 'quiet' wedding with partner

In this Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005 file photo, British musician Elton John , right, and his longtime partner David Furnish, smile to the media and the public after their civil ceremony, at the Guildhall in the town of Windsor, England. Elton John and his partner David Furnish are planning a low-profile wedding in May, following a change in British law allowing gay marriages. The singer told NBC’s Today show that he wants to celebrate “very quietly,” and added: “It will be a joyous occasion and we will have our children.” In quotes released on NBC’s website Monday, March 31, 2014, the singer said: “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." (Associated Press file photo)
In this Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005 file photo, British musician Elton John , right, and his longtime partner David Furnish, smile to the media and the public after their civil ceremony, at the Guildhall in the town of Windsor, England. Elton John and his partner David Furnish are planning a low-profile wedding in May, following a change in British law allowing gay marriages. The singer told NBC’s Today show that he wants to celebrate “very quietly,” and added: “It will be a joyous occasion and we will have our children.” In quotes released on NBC’s website Monday, March 31, 2014, the singer said: “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." (Associated Press file photo)
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Monday, March 31, 2014 09:10 am
Elton John and his partner David Furnish are planning a low-profile wedding in May, following a change in British law allowing gay marriages.The singer told NBC's Today show that he wants to celebrate "very quietly," and added: "It will be a joyous occasion and we will have our children."

The two men, who have been in a civil partnership since 2005, have two children.

In quotes released on NBC's website Monday, the singer said: "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."

Same-sex marriages were allowed for the first time in Britain Saturday, when a new marriage law came into effect.

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