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Darren Hayes will marry for a fourth time

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Jul 17, 2013 | 7:02am EDT

Darren Hayes has promised to marry his partner for a fourth time when new laws governing same-sex unions are introduced in his adopted U.K. The former Savage Garden frontman exchanged vows with Richard Cullen in California on Monday (15Jul13), marking the couple's third trip down the aisle. Hayes revealed they planned the ceremony to coincide with a landmark ruling in the American courts concerning gay marriage, and he is planning to wed Cullen again in the U.K. after a new law is passed there. In a post on his Facebook.com page, he writes, "I believe the first weddings might take place in 2014 and if our new Californian marriage isn't recognised there you can be sure Richard and I will be getting married to each other a fourth time in London at some point!" The couple previously married in London in 2005 in an unofficial, private ceremony, and they exchanged vows again a year later (06) when same-sex civil partnerships were introduced in Britain. Hayes is also hoping gay marriage will soon be approved in his native Australia, and a ruling there could lead to yet another wedding for the singer. He adds, "I can't wait for the day when I can have this marriage recognised in my home country of Australia... I can't wait for the day when we look back on this time in history and shake our heads in disbelief that we could ever have denied another human being the same rights as the next person."

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