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Gay celebrity: Elton John and David Furnish heading to the altar in May

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It has been a long and happy journey for pop star Elton John and civil partner David Furnish, but the two will finally head to the altar in May to celebrate the legalization of same-sex marriage in England. According to a report by E! Online March 29, the music legend and Furnish will have their marriage performed in an English registry office.

The happy couple has already started a family. They entered into a British civil partnership eight years ago and have adopted two children. Now that same-sex marriage is legal in England, both John and Furnish want to make it official. Furnish told the Las Vegas Review Journal that saying "I Do" once again is an opportunity to be a part of the exciting change in legislation.

"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 stop, and take advantage of that amazing change in legislation. We all live by example."

The pending nuptials will also make true on a promise by Elton John himself, who told Jimmy Kimmel that the couple will marry in May. The "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" singer made the declaration after the English parliament passed the next law that has now made same-sex marriage legal in his native country.

Although Elton John is known for extravagant celebrations, the couple plans to have their ceremony in May as low-key as possible.

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