BBC: George Michael to Wed Kenny Goss
Pop star George Michael is to marry long-term partner Kenny Goss next year, he has revealed.
The former Wham! singer said he would marry his partner of nearly 10 years in a small, private ceremony "without the whole veil and gown thing".
The first civil partnership ceremonies for gay couples begin on 21 December.
Referring to his own plans: "It'll be relatively soon after it comes in, probably early next year."
As to where the 42-year-old star will wed Texan Kenny Goss, 47, he added: "We'll probably do it here, not abroad."
The singer was speaking after a screening of a new documentary about his career.
He said he would be attending the civil partnership ceremony of singer Elton John and partner David Furnish next month.
The 21 December has been named as the "probable" date for Elton John's ceremony.
The government has predicted that up to 22,000 gay couples will take civil partnership in the first five years.