Dec 17, 2014 9:19 AM

Elton John, David Furnish to tie knot again

The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) Elton John and his partner David Furnish plan to tie the knot for a second time, following the legalization of same-sex marriage in Britain.

The singer's spokesman, Gary Farrow, said Wednesday that the weekend ceremony will be private.

Same-sex couples have been allowed to marry in Britain since March. Previously, gay couples could form civil partnerships, which carried the same legal status as marriage but without the title.

Rules allowing couples in civil partnerships to convert their status to marriage came into effect last week. The change simply requires a bit of paperwork, but couples may hold ceremonies if they wish.

John and Furnish were among the first couples in Britain to seal a civil partnership when it was introduced in 2005. They have two children, Zachary and Elijah.


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