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Jason Mraz: I Won't Wed Until Gay Marriage Is Legal

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    Local rockers raise the roof at the House of Blues to help rocker Scott Russo and his family after their home burned down. (Published Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009)

    Jason Mraz, who popped the question to his dream girl in December, is adding a political twist to his marriage plans.

    The Grammy-nominated crooner vowed to hold off on the wedding bells until same-sex marriage is recognized in America, he announced at Elton John's Concert to Benefit the American Foundation for Equal Rights in Beverly Hills last week.

    "We can't get married until [gay] marriage is legal and equal," the "I'm Yours" singer said at the concert, Us Magazine reported.

    "We both feel that in our engagement, we have a union that's really special and can't be broken. It's a sacred bond,"Mraz explained. "The wedding would be nice for our family, our friends, our community -- our moms especially -- and so it puts us in the fight," Mraz explained.

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    Local rockers raise the roof at the House of Blues to help rocker Scott Russo and his family after their home burned down. (Published Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009)

    The 33-year-old San Diego musician proposed to 28-year-old Tristan Prettyman -- another bright star in San Diego's musical ladscape -- in December, excitedly Tweeting to his fans, "SHE SAID YES."

    Supporting same-sex marriage was the big theme of the night. At the same private fundraiser, music legend  Elton John blasted gay-marriage critics.

    "It seems ridiculous I could be with my partner [David Furnish] for 17 years and we have a son, and my partner and I can't get married," the new father said.

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