Are Elton John and David Furnish planning to marry in Britain?

The couple entered a civil partnership in 2004 and welcomed the birth of Zachary Levon Furnish-John on Christmas Day in Los Angeles two years ago.

Furnish, a filmmaker, is now speaking out in favor of a proposal to legalize gay marriage in Britain before 2015, telling the UK's Metro that he wants to be able to marry.

“I think we're living in really pivotal times. It's the next great battle,” he told the magazine.

“Look at the history of civil rights relating to people's nationality and color. Black people were getting the right to vote in America not that long ago – within lifetimes – and parts of the world, where women don't have any rights at all or have very limited rights,” Furnish, 49, added.

In 2008, after voters approved Proposition 8, California's gay marriage ban, Sir Elton said domestic partnerships, a union similar to his own civil partnership, should suffice for gay and lesbian couples.

Last year, Rush Limbaugh bristled away the controversy of Sir Elton performing at his wedding by saying that “Elton John is on the same page as I am, as is Obama on gay marriage. He's for civil unions, but he's not for marriage.”

But last year, Sir Elton moved off that page. The Rocket Man singer raised more than $3 million performing for the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), a group formed specifically to support a legal challenge to Proposition 8.