Elton John & Partner David Furnish Are Getting Married Really Soon
When Elton John is happy, the whole world is happy. Or, at least, I’ll always be happy when he's happy, mostly because of The Lion King, and the fact that he's a celebrated artist for other hits and stuff. Which brings me to my point: What reason, other than achieving legendary musician status, does John have to be ecstatic about? According to reports, apparently Elton John and his longtime partner, David Furnish, are getting married this upcoming May. Hurray!
Because I am all about LGBT rights, and because the U.K. finally legalized gay marriage, I am beyond ecstatic for the two men who have been involved in a partnership for the last eight years. The couple, who had a civil ceremony earlier in 2005, spoke to the Las Vegas Review Journal at John’s 67th birthday party, saying, “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.”
Although John and Furnish celebrated their partnership with a $2 million reception (damn, the fabulous lives of the rich and famous or what?), Furnish has said they’re likely to keep their marriage on the down low, and are planning to tie the knot at a registry office with their two sons, Zachary and Elijah, and a few witnesses.
Now, in celebration, let us rock out to one of John's most classic of hits: