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May wedding for Elton

E *lton John *and *David Furnish *plan to exchange vows for a second time to celebrate the legalisation of gay marriage in the UK.

The pair became one of the first same-sex couples to enter into a civil partnership in England in 2005 and say they want to use their high-profile position once more to celebrate Saturday's landmark ruling legalising gay marriage.

"Elton and I will marry. As a high-profile couple, we feel it is our duty to do it, to make sure that everyone knows that this is something that many gay men living in this country never dreamed would happen," Furnish told Attitude magazine.

"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.

"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?

"Elton and I both think there is a massive difference between calling someone your partner and calling them your husband."

The pair have been together for more than 20 years and have two sons, *Zachary *, three, and 14-month-old *Elijah *. At a bash for John's 67th birthday in Las Vegas at the weekend Furnish said that they would tie the knot in an English registry office in May with the kids in tow.

The West Australian

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