Sir Elton John will marry his long time partner David Furnish following changes to marriage laws in Great Britain.

After 21 years together, Elton John and David Furnish are about to make it official.

Not that they wouldn’t have done it sooner, but gay marriage was not legal in the U.K. until now. Furnish told the Las Vegas Journal Review that now is the time even though “we don’t feel the need to take an extra step legally. 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.”

As far as a big bash, that appears to be off. “…with the kids, everything is different. I think what we’ll do is go to a registry office in England in May, and take the boys with us, and a couple of witnesses.”

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