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Elton John and David Furnish to marry because it’s their ‘duty’

Now that the UK has legalized gay marriage, Elton John and David Furnish have decided to tie the knot because “as a high-profile couple, we feel it is our duty to do it.”

“When it was announced that gay couples were able to obtain a civil partnership, Elton and I did so on the day it came into law,” Furnish wrote to Attitude Magazine. “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. Our big day made the news, it was all over the internet within minutes of happening and front page news the next day. Elton and I both think there is a massive difference between calling someone your ‘partner’ and calling them your ‘husband.’ ‘Partner’ is such an impersonal word and doesn’t adequately describe the love we have for each other. 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.”