Elton John Campaigns For Gay Marriage In U.K.

Elton John has written an editorial, appearing in the Independent, which advocates for continuing the crusade for equal rights for gays-in particular; the quest for gay marriage in the U.K.

"The historic fight for equality must go on," Elton began, "I know a lot of people will say we should count ourselves lucky to live in a country that allows civil partnerships, and call it quits there. I don't accept that."

"From the suffragettes to the race relations acts of the 20th century, Britain has led the way across the civilised world in ending unfair discrimination. The move to civil partnerships for gay couples was another, dramatic step. Wouldn't it be a huge source of national pride if we led, rather than just followed, the currents of history, and became one of the first countries in the world to say being married isn't about whether you're straight or gay, but about whether you're human?"

The editorial was accompanied by a petition-which supporters of Elton's cause may sign-urging the legalization of gay marriage in the U.K.

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