“David and I have a civil partnership in England. We have complete rights between the two of us, we’re protected completely,” Elton told Access Hollywood. “I think the word ‘marriage’ puts a lot of people off in this country.”
Elton believes Americans have some work to do before gay marriage becomes a right for everyone.
“If they got over the word ‘marriage,’ I think it would be a lot easier for gay people to get together,” he continued.
Despite the setback for the LGBT community, Elton was overjoyed with President-elect Barack Obama’s win — in fact, Elton said he’s fallen in love with America again.
“I’m so proud to be in this country. So proud to be a part of something so incredibly moving, and touching,” Elton told the crowd during a fundraiser. “Last week’s election demonstrated to me why I fell in love with America in the first place. More importantly, it demonstrated to everybody across this planet that America is a good place now.”
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