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Rush Limbaugh says he and Elton John agree on gay marriage

PinkNews Staff Writer July 30, 2010

US radio host Rush Limbaugh said this week that he and Elton John share the same anti-gay marriage views.

Limbaugh, known as a controversial shock jock, said on Wednesday that he and the singer support civil unions but not marriage for gay couples.

John, who is in a civil partnership, was accused of selling out the gay community for performing at Limbaugh’s wedding last month for a reported $1 million.

Limbaugh, who has been accused of racism and homophobia, said: “Elton John is not married to David Furnish, and Elton John is not a supporter of gay marriage.

“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.”

This week, John branded stars who have refused to perform in Arizona “f**kwits”.

Acts such as Rage Against the Machine and Kanye West are boycotting the state over controversial new immigration laws, while Lady Gaga was urged by a gay group to cancel a Saturday gig in Phoenix.

According to the Arizona Daily Star, he told a crowd in Tucson: “We are all very pleased to be playing in Arizona. I have read that some of the artists won’t come here. They are f**kwits!

“Let’s face it: I still play in California, and as a gay man I have no legal rights whatsoever. So what’s the f**k with these people?”

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