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Elton to wed his partner
2005-11-26 00:28:50 XinhuaEnglish


BEIJING, Nov. 26-- Elton John and his long-term partner David Furnish are to"marry" in a private ceremony with their parents as witnesses.

The couple's big day was expected to be a star-studded occasion attended by their celebrity friends, but they have decided to keep the ceremony low-key, although they will follow it up with an evening reception.

Elton said:"The ceremony itself will be very private. Itˇ¦ll be a very small family affair."

Elton and Mr Furnish, a Canadian-born film-maker, have been together for 12 years. They will tie the knot on December 21, becoming one of the first same-sex couples toˇ§marryˇ¨ after the new Civil Partnership Act, which permits gay couples to register their partnership, entitling them to the same pension and inheritance rights as married couples.

(Source: Times Online)

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