Former CULTURE CLUB star Boy George has ridiculed same-sex 'weddings', insisting marriage is an outdated institution that has no place in modern or gay culture.

The Karma Chameleon hitmaker was amazed by SIR Elton John and David Furnish's decision to have a civil ceremony on 21 December last year (05) - the first day British laws permitted the unions.

And he predicts many gay 'marriages' are destined for the divorce courts.

He says, "Gay unions, what is that all about? I haven't been invited to any ceremonies and I wouldn't go anyway. The idea that gay people have to mimic what obviously doesn't work for straight people anymore, I think is a bit tragic.

"I'm looking forward to gay divorces."