Elton John Slams Prop 8, Lauds Civil Unions

Elton John and David Furnish may have had a ceremony to solidify their commitment, but John recently let the world know, "We're not married. Let's get that right. We have a civil partnership."

John distanced himself from the protests that are taking place in cities across the U.S. "What is wrong with Proposition 8 is that they went for marriage," he said.

John and Furnish came to the U.S. for the annual benefit for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

"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," John advised.

"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," John added.

The dinner-fundraiser was hosted by CNN's Anderson Cooper, who hasn't yet indicated whether he agrees with the legendary rocker or not.

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