Singer Sir Elton John has reversed course on gay marriage.

The Rocket Man singer and new dad performed a concert on Wednesday for the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), a group formed specifically to support a challenge to California's gay marriage ban, Proposition 8, at the Beverly Hills estate of Ron Burke. The 90-minute concert reportedly helped raise more than $3 million for the group.

“I think I have it all,” Sir Elton told the 750-person crowd. “I have a wonderful career, a wonderful life. I have my health, I have a partner of 17 years, and now I have a son. I don't have everything because I don't have the respect of the church or like politicians who tell me that I'm not worthy, that I'm lesser because I'm gay. Well, fuck you!”

“Here I am sitting with a wedding ring and I'm with my partner and we have a son, but we couldn't get married,” he added.

Sir Elton two years ago denounced the institution. He bitterly chided gay marriage backers after voters approved Proposition 8.

“What is wrong with Proposition 8 is that they went for marriage,” Sir Elton told USA Today. “Marriage is going to put a lot of people off, the word 'marriage' … 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 … Heterosexual people get married. We can have civil partnerships.”

Sir Elton and David Furnish entered a UK civil partnership in 2005.