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Elton John World News: Breaking News About The EJAF And The White Tie & Tiara Ball

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Friday 28 June 2013 @ 15:50 - GMT

Last night, Elton and David Furnish hosted the White Tie and Tiara Ball to raise funds for the EJAF.


The impressive guest list included names like Uma Thurman, Sarah Ferguson, Lynn Wyatt, David Foster, Jerry Hall, and Matthew Morrison.

In fact, one of the evening's highlights was when Elton and David announced Morrison's engagement to his model girlfriend of two years, Renee Puente.

 

Elton and Coldplay singer Chris Martin took to the stage to serenade the happy couple with a duet of Your Song which fit in neatly with the theme of the night, "Love."

 

Love was also addressed in a statement from the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which  is applauding the United States Supreme Court ''for saying NO to stigma and prejudice and YES to equality and acceptance by striking down the Defense of Marriage Act.''

As Justice Kennedy noted in the majority opinion:  The avowed purpose and practical effect of the law here in question are to impose a disadvantage, a separate status, and so a stigma upon all who enter into same-sex marriages made lawful by the unquestioned authority of the States.

One of the EJAFs core values is that care and concern for each and every person and respect for peoples human and legal rights are central to ending HIV.  With this ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court acknowledges that gay and lesbian people should be treated equally under the law and that no stigma should be attached to them as individuals, or to their relationships and families.

Im overjoyed by the Courts decision to recognize that love is love, said the charity's founder, Sir Elton.  Discrimination and stigma have no place in a society where all men and women are created equal. With our movement stronger than ever, Im hopeful that our laws will fully reflect that someday soon.