Ed Team

Elton John thinks marriage is stupid

Filed By Ed Team | November 13, 2008 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Quote of the Day
Tags: Elton John, gay marriage, marriage equality, Prop 8, Prop. 8, same-sex marriage, Sir Elton

"I don't want to be married. I'm very happy with a civil partnership. If gay people want to get married, or get together, they should have a civil partnership. The word marriage, I think, puts a lot of people off. You get the same equal rights that we do when we have a civil partnership. Heterosexual people get married. We can have civil partnerships."

-- Sir Elton John to USA Today on why Proposition 8 passed in California. He blames gays for demanding marriage instead of civil unions.

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Have another bowl of ice cream Elton John and sing a song filled with repetitive stanzas over and over and over again. Other than that, if he is still a British citizen, he should stay the hell out of our politics. If not, he should take off his make up and fight with the rest of us. I do not think much of people who consider themselves Subjects.

What foreigners don't understand is that our federal government does not recognize civil unions. I've actually had this discussion a lot with exchange students. Nor do they understand Separation of Church & State. lol @ Elton John for forgetting why the USA exists.

Sir Elton is correct.

Maybe GLBT people should convince the government why "civil unions" should be accepted and leave the religious to their own terms, without trampling all over them like angry trollish children.

Indeed, as time has gone by, some marriage laws and amendments were augmented to include "civil unions". Quite possibly because of the attitude GLBT people have demonstrated.

As for free speech, I applaud Sir Elton for speaking.