Whos Who welcomes the world of gay marriage for the first time

DailyMail.co.uk – By Beth Hale

It has listed the ‘noteworthy and influential’ – and their wives and husbands – for more than a century.

But the latest Who’s Who has a new category. The entries now include the other halves of those who have ‘married’ in same-sex civil partnerships.

It means that, for the first time, Sir Elton John’s long-time partner David Furnish is included, along with actor-writer Sir Antony Sher’s partner Gregory Doran.

The law allowing same-sex couples to enter civil partnerships came into law in December 2005 and it is estimated that by 2010 nearly 22,000 homosexual ‘ marriages’ will have taken place.

As well as some additions to existing entries, the 2007 Who’s Who heralds the success of some new – and not so new – faces.