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Elton John will have 'quiet' wedding with partner

Published On: Mar 31 2014 11:40:14 AM CDT
Updated On: Mar 31 2014 12:48:21 PM CDT
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 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.