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    Elton John
    and David Furnish are heading to the altar in just a couple of months.


    The legendary singer and his partner will marry in an English registry office in May, Furnish told the Las Vegas Review Journal Friday at John's birthday party at Fizz Las Vegas (which the crooner created) in Caesars Palace.


    The couple already entered into a British civil partnership eight years ago, throwing a big bash at their home in London to celebrate at the time. But, given that Friday marked the first day gays were allowed to tie the knot in England, they've decided to say "I Do" once again.


    "We don't feel the need to take an extra step legally," Furnish said. "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."



    John echoed those sentiments last October, when he told Jimmy Kimmel they would marry in May, after the English parliament passed the new law that legalized same-sex marriage.


    "If the laws are gonna help us again, as a famous gay couple we will do it. It's our duty to do it to make sure everyone knows that this is something that's a gift that we never dreamed we'd ever get," John said on Jimmy Kimmel Live.


    Although their civil partnership celebration was extravagant, the duo plans to have a low-key ceremony this go-round, with their two kids, Elijah and Zachary, in tow.


    As for John's star-studded birthday bash, guests like Kelly Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne,Quincy Jones, Nicolas Cage, David Spade, Nicolas Cage and more, sang Happy Birthday to him as a three-tiered birthday cake was delivered.


    In addition to the dessert, guests also enjoyed specialty cocktails like the FIZZ Noir as they mixed, mingled and danced throughout the night.

    Elton John to Marry Partner David Furnish in May | E! Online


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    this is something that's a gift that we never dreamed we'd ever get," John said on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
    It's so sad that someone has to feel that way about something as simple as marriage in the 21st century.

    ETA: I'm not saying marriage is trivial or simple; I just know in my mind I've never had to wonder whether or not I'd be able to do so one day if I chose to. Sad

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    Good for them. Those tiny boys are SO cute!
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    I thought they were as good as married already with the civil partnership. Looks like Elton is not going the pompadour route again where he had to be transported last time in a truck for the ceremony.
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    I actually thought they'd been married for years.

    I can't wait to see pictures of what's sure to be pure Extravagance. No way they'll have a wedding that doesn't hemorrhage money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurent View Post
    I actually thought they'd been married for years.

    I can't wait to see pictures of what's sure to be pure Extravagance. No way they'll have a wedding that doesn't hemorrhage money.
    You took the post right outta my mouth. Who knew they weren't already married?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurent View Post
    I actually thought they'd been married for years.

    I can't wait to see pictures of what's sure to be pure Extravagance. No way they'll have a wedding that doesn't hemorrhage money.
    Imagine how many vendors will be able to retire early!
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    Lots of differences between civil partnerships & marriages, but, mainly in property & pension rights....
    (hopefully the formatting will hold! Blue for marriage & green for CP)


    COMPARISON OF CIVIL PARTNERSHIP AND MARRIAGE FOR SAME SEX COUPLES
    Note: this table sets out the similarities and differences between civil partnership, which is available only to same sex couples, and marriage as it applies to same sex couples. There are some differences between how marriage applies to opposite sex and same sex couples, which are not covered.
    Marriage
    Civil Partnership
    Legal provisions Separate legal regime from civil partnership. Provisions set out in the Marriage Act 1949, Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 and Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (the 2013 Act). Separate legal regime from marriage. Provisions set out in the Civil Partnership Act 2004.
    Married couples cannot call themselves civil partners for legal purposes. Civil partners cannot call themselves married for legal purposes.
    Formation Marriages are solemnized by saying a prescribed form of words. Civil partnerships are registered by signing the civil partnership document, with no words required to be spoken.
    Marriages can be conducted through either a civil ceremony, or a religious ceremony if the religious organisation has agreed to solemnize marriages of same sex couples according to its rites. The formation of a civil partnership is an entirely civil event. Civil partners can choose to add a ceremony to follow the formation of their civil partnership but this does not form part of the formation. Where the civil partnership is formed on religious premises (where the religious organisation agrees to host it), the ceremony may be religious, as long as the actual formation remains secular.
    Administrative processes[1] Notice of marriage is given by each party in the registration district(s) in which he/she has lived for the previous 7 days. Notice of civil partnership is given by each partner anywhere within the local authority in which he/she has lived for the previous 7 days.

    Marriage notices display the name, date of birth, gender, condition, occupation, address and period of residence, place of marriage, nationality and district of residence of both parties. Civil partnership notices display the name, date of birth, gender, condition, occupation, period of residence, place of civil partnership formation, nationality and Registration Authority of residence of both parties (not their addresses).
    Marriages are registered on paper, in a hard copy register. The details of civil partnerships are recorded in an electronic register.
    Certificates[2] Marriage certificates include the names of only the fathers of the parties. Civil partnership certificates include the names of both parents of the parties.
    Marriage certificates are available to anyone to purchase provided they can identify the entry. Civil partnership certificates are available to anyone to purchase provided they can identify the entry. The address will only be shown on the certificate if it is provided by the applicant.
    Annulment A marriage can be annulled for the following reasons: A civil partnership can be annulled for the following reasons:
    If either party did not validly consent to the marriage.
    If either party did not validly consent to the civil partnership formation.
    If either party was suffering from a mental disorder of such a kind as to render them unfit for marriage. If either party was suffering from a mental disorder of such a kind as to render them unfit for civil partnership.
    If at the time of the marriage the respondent was suffering from a venereal disease in a communicable form.
    This is not a ground for annulling a civil partnership.
    If the respondent was pregnant at the time of the marriage by some person other than the petitioner. If the respondent was pregnant at the time of the civil partnership formation by some person other than the applicant.
    If an interim gender recognition certificate has been issued to either party after the marriage. If an interim gender recognition certificate has been issued to either party after the formation of the civil partnership.
    If a full gender recognition certificate has been issued as at the date of the marriage to the respondent. If a full gender recognition certificate has been issued as at the date of the civil partnership to the respondent.
    Divorce / Dissolution Marriage is ended by divorce, by obtaining a decree absolute. Some effects of marriage of the couple end on the issue of the decree nisi. Civil partnerships are ended by a dissolution order. Some effects of civil partnership of the couple are ended on the issue of an interim order of dissolution.
    A marriage can be ended on the ground that the marriage has broken down irretrievably, relying on one or more of the following facts:
    A civil partnership can be dissolved on the ground that the partnership has broken down irretrievably, relying on one or more of the following facts:
    Adultery and the petitioner finds it intolerable to live with the respondent.
    The definition of adultery is sexual intercourse with someone of the opposite sex outside of marriage.
    This is not a fact which could be relied on for ending a civil partnership.
    Unreasonable behaviour. Unreasonable behaviour.
    Desertion for 2 years Desertion for 2 years.
    Separation for 2 years (with the respondent’s consent to the divorce). Separation for 2 years (with the respondent’s consent to the dissolution).
    Separation for 5 years (no consent required).
    Separation for 5 years (no consent required).
    State pensions Under the 2013 Act, married same sex couples are treated the same as men married to women, irrespective of their gender. They may be entitled to a lower-rate basic pension based on their spouse’s National Insurance record only where the spouse was born after 5 April 1950.
    A married woman whose spouse changes legal gender from male to female during the marriage may qualify for a lower-rate basic pension based on her spouse’s National Insurance record regardless of her spouse’s date of birth. This is the same treatment as if her spouse had not changed their legal gender.
    Civil partners are treated the same as men married to women, irrespective of their gender. They may be entitled to a lower-rate basic pension based on their civil partner’s National Insurance record only where the civil partner was born after 5 April 1950.
    State pensions for widows, widowers and surviving civil partners










    Survivor benefits – occupational pension schemes


    Under the 2013 Act, married same sex couples are treated in the same way as men whose wives have died, irrespective of their gender. Where the surviving spouse is over state pension age and the late spouse died while under state pension age, the survivor can inherit earnings-related state pension only if he or she reaches state pension age after 5 April 2010. Surviving civil partners are treated the same as men whose wives have died, irrespective of their gender. Where the surviving civil partner is over state pension age and the late civil partner died while under state pension age, the survivor can inherit earnings-related state pension only if he or she reaches state pension age after 5 April 2010.






    Where an occupational pension scheme provides discretionary survivor benefits, schemes are permitted to only take into account the rights accrued from the date the Civil Partnership Act came into force (5 December 2005).
    Where an occupational scheme is contracted out
    [3], schemes are required to pay surviving spouses of either gender half of the Guaranteed Minimum Pension (GMP) accrued based on the member’s accruals back to April 1988.
    Where an occupational pension scheme provides survivor benefits, schemes are permitted to only take into account the rights accrued from the date the Civil Partnership Act came into force (5 December 2005).
    Where an occupational scheme is contracted out
    [4], schemes are required to pay surviving civil partners of either gender half of the Guaranteed Minimum Pension (GMP) accrued based on the member’s accruals back to April. 1988.
    Survivor benefits – public service pensions Survivor benefits in public service pensions are, in most cases, in line with those for civil partners and widowers of a marriage between an opposite sex couple. This means that in most cases, in addition to the GMP, they take account of service accrued since 1988. Survivor benefits in public service pensions are, in most cases, in line with those for survivors of a marriage of a same sex couple, and widowers of a marriage of an opposite sex couple. This means that in most cases, in addition to the GMP, they take account of service accrued since 1988.



    [1] Based on current position. There may be some changes as part of the implementation of the 2013 Act.

    [2] See footnote 1.

    [3] An individual can contract out of (leave) the additional state pension (ASP) if their employer runs a contracted out pension scheme. A member of such a scheme does not contribute to the ASP for the time they belong to the scheme. When they retire they won’t get any ASP or it might be reduced. They should receive a pension from their employer.

    [4] See footnote 3.
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