Elton John urges US to legalise gay marriages

November 13th, 2008 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Nov 13 (IANS) English pop-rock singer, composer and pianist Sir Elton John wants the US to scrap the word “marriage” in a bid to overturn a ban on same-sex weddings.”David (Furnish, Canadian filmmaker) and I have a civil partnership in England. We have complete rights between the two of us and we’re protected completely,” John said at an AIDS Foundation event in New York, according to contactmusic.com.

“I think the word ‘marriage’ puts a lot of people off in this country. If they got over the word ‘marriage’, I think it would be a lot easier for gay people to get together,” he said.

Gay marriages were legalised in California May this year, but the legislation was reversed last week when the majority of voters backed Proposition 8, a bill to reintroduce the ban.

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